Erlonat, manufactured by Natco Pharma Ltd., is a brand of medication that contains Erlotinib Hydrochloride as its active ingredient. It is available in the form of 150 mg tablets in a pack of 30 tablets. Erlonat is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Erlonat is primarily used to treat non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. It works by inhibiting the activity of a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is produced in large amounts by cancer cells. By doing so, it helps to slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells.
HOW TO USE:
Erlonat should be taken orally with or without food as directed by your doctor. The dosage is determined by the patient’s body weight, and medical condition. It is recommended to take this medication at the same time each day to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Erlonat should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. Keep the medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Erlotinib, the active ingredient in Erlonat, works by inhibiting the activity of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is produced in large amounts by cancer cells. By doing so, it helps to slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Erlonat should not be used by individuals who are allergic to erlotinib or any of the other ingredients in this medication. It may also interact with other medications, so inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should inform the doctor before using Erlonat.
Erlonat should not be used with certain medications, such as rifampicin and carbamazepine. It should also be used with caution in patients with liver or kidney disease.
Erlonat may interact with other medications, including antacids, warfarin, and phenytoin. Inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking to avoid any interactions.
Overdose of Erlonat can lead to serious side effects, including skin rash and diarrhea. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
Common side effects of Erlonat include rash, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. In rare cases, it may also cause liver damage, lung damage, and severe bleeding. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any side effects while taking Erlonat.