What is Erlocip-150?
Erlocip-150 can be used along with other types of cancer treatments or other medications to treat pancreatic cancer and non small cell lung cancer that has spread to nearby tissues or to other parts of the body. The active ingredient erlotinib belongs to a class of medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The medication works by interfering with the protein epidermal growth factor to prevent it from activating enzymes cancer cells require to multiply, grow and spread.
How is Erlocip-150 used?
Erlocip-150 should only be taken as directed by a doctor, usually once per day. The medication should be taken on an empty stomach with a glass of water at least 2 hours after or 1 hour prior to a meal. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets can be dangerous if it comes into contact with the skin, always swallow it whole and not crush or break the tablets.
Erlocip-150 may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Mouth sores
- Weight loss
- Dry skin
- Loss of appetite
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Persistent cough
- Mental or mood changes
- Breathing problems
- Abdominal pain
- Signs of infection
- Vision problems
Do not use the medication within 2 hours of taking an antacid as it may prevent the absorption of the drug.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Erlocip-150 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.