FAQs ABOUT ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET
What is ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET used for?
ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET is used in adults to treat non-small cell lung cancer at an advanced stage, as initial therapy (or as therapy if disease remains largely unchanged after initial chemotherapy, provided your cancer cells have specific EGFR mutations), if previous chemotherapy has not helped to stop the disease and to treat cancer of the pancreas at a metastatic stage in combination with gemcitabine.
What is the mechanism of action of ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET?
ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET binds to the intracellular portion (tyrosine kinase) of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and inhibits its activity. EGFR is expressed on the surface of both normal as well as cancer cells. Inhibition of EGFR and it’s signaling significantly decreases tumor multiplication and survival, resulting in cell death.
Can ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET be used in pregnant women?
There is no adequate data on the use of ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET in pregnant women. If you become pregnant during the treatment immediately inform your doctor who will decide if the treatment should be continued.
Can ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET be taken along with Statins?
If you are taking statins (medicines to lower your blood cholesterol), ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET may increase the risk of statin related muscle problems, which on rare occasions can lead to serious muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis) resulting in kidney damage, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Can ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET be used in children?
ERLOTEC 100MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor for more information on this medicine before taking it.