Erlotec is a medication used to treat certain types of cancer such as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and pancreatic cancer. The active ingredient in Erlotec is Erlotinib. It is manufactured by United Biotech Pvt. Ltd. and is available in the form of tablets in a pack of 30 tablets.
Erlotec is used to treat advanced NSCLC and pancreatic cancer. It works by inhibiting the growth and spread of cancer cells.
HOW TO USE:
Erlotec should be taken orally as directed by your doctor. The recommended dose is usually one tablet daily on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal. The duration of treatment may vary depending on individual response to treatment.
Erlotec should be stored at room temperature (15°C to 30°C) in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Erlotec contains Erlotinib, which is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It works by blocking the activity of an abnormal protein that is responsible for the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Erlotec should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver or kidney disease, lung disease, or eye problems. It should also be used with caution in patients with a history of cardiac disease or electrolyte imbalances.
Erlotec is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to Erlotinib or any other inactive ingredients in the medication. It should also not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Erlotec may interact with other medications, such as warfarin and ciprofloxacin, to affect their efficacy. Inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking to avoid any interactions.
Overdose of Erlotec can cause severe side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, and liver damage. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
Common side effects of Erlotec include skin rash, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. It may also cause an increase in liver enzymes and electrolyte imbalances. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any severe side effects while taking Erlotec.