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Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Tarceva (Erlotinib)

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Tarceva (Erlotinib)

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25mg

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    Description

    Tarceva is a prescription tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) used for the treatment of certain types of cancers. It should only be prescribed by a provider specialized in the treatment of cancer.

    Tarceva can treat certain types of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cancer and pancreatic cancer. It is commonly used along with other drugs.

    Directions

    Take Tarceva exactly as prescribed.

    This drug should be taken on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after meals.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Tarceva is erlotinib.

    Interactions

    Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:

    • Antacids
    • Cannabis
    • Ciprofloxacin
    • Clofazimine
    • CloZAPine
    • CYP1A2 Inducers
    • CYP3A4 Inducers
    • Erdafitinib
    • Fexinidazole
    • FluvoxaMINE
    • Fosphenytoin-Phenytoin
    • Fusidic Acid
    • Grapefruit Juice
    • Histamine H2 Receptor Antagonists
    • Hormonal Contraceptives
    • Ivosidenib
    • NiMODipine
    • Proton Pump Inhibitors
    • Rifabutin
    • Rifapentine
    • Selpercatinib
    • Sirolimus
    • St John's Wort
    • Tacrolimus
    • Tobacco 
    • Ubrogepant
    • Warfarin

    Cautions

    There are many warnings and precautions associated with this drug. Speak with your pharmacist and doctor before starting this medication.

    Side Effects

    Common Tarceva side effects may include:

    • Abdominal pain
    • Acne vulgaris
    • Acneiform eruption 
    • Alopecia 
    • Anemia
    • Anorexia
    • Anxiety
    • Arthralgia
    • Back pain
    • Bullous dermatitis
    • Chest pain 
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Constipation
    • Cough
    • Decreased appetite
    • Dermatitis
    • Diarrhea 
    • Dizziness
    • Dry eye syndrome
    • Dyspepsia 
    • Dyspnea
    • Epistaxis
    • Erythema 
    • Erythematous rash 
    • Exfoliative dermatitis 
    • Fatigue 
    • Fever
    • Folliculitis 
    • Headache
    • Hepatic failure
    • Hyperbilirubinemia 
    • Hypertrichosis 
    • Increased gamma-glutamyl transferase
    • Increased serum alt 
    • Increased serum creatinine 
    • Increased susceptibility to infection
    • Insomnia
    • Interstitial pulmonary disease
    • Leukopenia 
    • Lymphocytopenia 
    • Mucositis
    • Muscle spasm
    • Musculoskeletal chest pain
    • Musculoskeletal pain
    • Nail disease
    • Nasopharyngitis
    • Nausea
    • Neurotoxicity
    • Ostealgia 
    • Pain
    • Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia 
    • Paresthesia
    • Paronychia 
    • Peripheral edema 
    • Pneumonitis 
    • Pruritus 
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Pulmonary fibrosis 
    • Renal failure 
    • Respiratory tract infection 
    • Skin fissure 
    • Skin rash 
    • Stomatitis
    • Taste disorder
    • Thrombocytopenia
    • Tinnitus 
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Voice disorder
    • Vomiting
    • Weakness
    • Weight loss
    • Xeroderma 
    • Xerostomia


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    References

    Tarceva [package insert]. Melville, NY: OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2010.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 9484

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