Erlotinib - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Erlotinib

Generic Name : Erlotinib
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Erlotinib are provided here.
Pronunciation : er-LOE-ti-nib
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Erlotinib, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y43.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Erlotinib

India : 

International : 


Why is Erlotinib Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, prescribed for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. 


When should Erlotinib not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Erlotinib?

PO- The recommended daily dose is 100 to 150 mg taken on an empty stomach.

How should Erlotinib be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Erlotinib?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach problem, liver, kidney, or heart disease, dehydration, had radiation therapy, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may cause sunburn easily.

Monitor liver, kidney or lung function, eye examinations, and blood electrolytes regularly while taking this medication.

Avoid contact with people who have infections.

What are the side effects of Erlotinib?

   Most Common : Rash and diarrhea.
   General : Fatigue, loss of appetite, itching, pimples, skin inflammation, dry skin, fever, fluid retention and decreased weight.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, indigestion and flatulence.
   Musculoskeletal : Bone pain and muscle pain.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing and cough.
   Central Nervous System : Depression, dizziness, headache, sleeplessness, anxiety, nerve disease and rigors.

What are the other precautions for Erlotinib?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Erlotinib?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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Tirza, Indonesia

How to buy Erlocip for my mom, I live in Indonesia. regards tirza

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