What is Erlotec 150 mg Tablet ?
Erlotec 150 mg, manufactured by United Biotech, contains “Erlotinib” as an active ingredient. It belongs to a class of medicines called tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It is a prescription cancer drug and should not be taken without a doctor’s consent. Do not share this medicine with others because it can cause serious side effects to people until the condition is not monitored by health care professionals.
Erlotec 150 mg Tablets Uses :
Erlotec (Erlotinib hydrochloride) is a drug used to treat advanced-stage Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Pancreatic cancer and several other types of cancer.
Erlotec Erlotinib 150 mg Tablets Work :
In cancer, certain cells in the body grow and multiply in a way that is ‘out of control’. Erlotinib inhibits the way the cells grow and increase in number. It works by interfering with certain enzymes called tyrosine kinases that are important in transmitting the chemical signals needed for essential processes like cell division and replication in cancer cells. This in turn stops the cancer cells from growing and increasing in number.
Erlotec 150 mg Side Effects :
When you take Erlotec cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe and the risk of getting side effects varies from person to person. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur :
Common Side Effects : Rash ; Diarrhea ; Poor appetite ; Fatigue ; Cough ; Nausea and vomiting ; Infection ; Mouth sores ; Dry skin ; Eye irritation ; Abdominal pain ; Headache etc.
Serious Side Effects : Painful or difficult urination ; Stabbing chest pain ; Vision changes ; Yellow eyes or skin ; Light-colored stools ; Increased thirst ; Irregular heartbeat ; Swelling of the face, ankles, or hands etc.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Erlotec 150 mg – Storage Details :
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Erlotinib at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
• Don’t leave this oncology medicine in places that are easily accessible to children or pets.
• Keep your medicine in the original container until it is time to take them.
• Store your medicine in an area that is convenient, but is also cool and dry – since heat and humidity can damage medicines.
• Keep your medicines separate from those of your spouse or other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.