The active ingredient of Erlonat 150 is Tarceva which is a generic product belongs to the class of Kinase inhibitors and contains Erlotinib. It is prescribed in the treatment of non-small lung cancer and in combination with Gemcitabine for the cure of pancreatic cancer which spreads to adjacent tissues of the body. It acts by blocking the action of an abnormal protein to slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Erlonat 150 is prescribed for the cure of prostate cancer. it is also prescribed for the treatment of non-small lung cancer.
When two or more drugs are administered together they may interact with the activity of each other. This interaction may cause serious side effects. Drugs that interact with the activity of Erlonat 150mg are
Atazanavir, Nelfinavir, Indinavir, Saquinavir, Ritonavir, Rifampin, Rifabutin, Rifapentine, Clarithromycin, Nefazodone, Telithromycin, Troleandomycin, Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Ketoconazole, Itraconazole, Voriconazole.
Keep this drug at room temperature below 25˚C. Keep it away from direct sunlight
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The recommended dose of Erlonat 150 is one tablet at least an hour before or after two hours of food to cure non-small cell lung cancer. Do not crush or split the tablet because it may be dangerous. You can have this drug with a plain glass of water.
If you missed your dose take it as soon as you remember. But if its time just nears for your next dose skip the missed dose and follow your regular schedule.
Overdose may cause serious health problem. If you feel symptoms of overdose immediately contact your health provider.
These are the unwanted effects of the drug which sometimes may be serious or sometimes can be ignored.
Some of the common side effects of Erlonat 150mg are cough, fever, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, sore throat, swelling of lips, tongue, face or hives, itching, tenderness, burning of skin,
Some of the serious side effects of Erlonat 150mg are chest pain, eye discomfort, skin irritation, inward growing eyelashes, unusual brushing or bleeding, irregular breathing, blister, peeling, cracked skin.
Some of the precautions to be taken are
- If patient is having lung disorder, or lung cancer do not take this medicines without consulting doctor.
- Do not take aspirin with Erlonat without consulting doctor.
- If patient is allergic to any of the ingredient of Erlonat do not prescribe this drug.
- Avoid this drug in case of pregnant and lactating mothers.