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Erlocip 100mg Erlotinib

Manufacturer : Cipla Limited | Active substance : Erlotinib | Prescription : Not Required

Erlocip is an anti-cancer medicine that is used in treatment of patients suffering from advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

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Erlocip

 

What is Erlocip?

 

Erlocip is an anti-cancer medicine that is used in treatment of patients suffering from advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

 

It is also used in advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer if previous therapy has failed to stop disease in patient’s body.

 

Erlocip is given if previous chemotherapy has not helped to stop the disease and treat cancer of pancreas at a metastatic stage along with gemcitabine.

 

This medication is not recommended for use in patients who are below 18 years of age.

 

Erlocip is available in different strengths including Erlocip 100mg and Erlocip 150mg.

 

Before starting treatment with Erlocip, your doctor might conduct certain blood tests.

 

Cancer is an abnormal and uncontrolled multiplication of cells in human body.

 

Cells in any part of your body can turn out to be cancer cells and even spread to other areas of body.

 

Lung cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in just one or both lungs.

 

These abnormal cells are not able to carry out lung cell functions and do not develop in healthy lung tissue.

 

Pancreatic cancer is an uncontrolled cancerous growth in your pancreas, mainly in cells that produce insulin.

 

After a prescription from a doctor, you can buy Erlocip from a licensed medical store.

 

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What are uses of Erlocip?

 

Erlocip is effective in treating following medical conditions:

 

  • Advanced or metastatic non-small lung cancer
  • Advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer

 

How does Erlocip work in body?

 

Erlocip tablet contains Erlotinib and belongs to a class of drugs called Kinase inhibitors.

 

Erlocip tablet is an anti-cancer medicine. Epidermal growth factor receptors are expressed on lung cancer cell surfaces which control their growth.

 

This medication works by connecting a chemical messenger, EGFR, preventing cancer signaling pathways which are mediated by EGFR.

 

In this way, it restricts further growth of cancer cells in body.

 

How to use Erlocip tablet?

 

Carefully read patient information leaflet provided with this medicine, before starting treatment with Erlocip tablet.

 

If there is any doubt about this medicine or its dosage then discuss it with your doctor once.

 

Erlocip tablet should be taken on an empty stomach or one hour before or 2 hours after having a meal.

 

It is important to take this medication as long as your doctor recommends it.

 

Duration of treatment with this anti-cancer medicine differs according to needs and response to treatment of patients.

 

Taking this medicine in wrong way or taking too much of Erlocip can cause severe side effects.

 

It might take several weeks or months for patient to see or experience benefits of Erlocip.

 

Unless doctor suggests, do not stop taking this medicine because your condition might get worse.

 

  • Missed dose

 

In case, a dose of Erlocip tablet is missed then take it as soon as possible.

 

Doctors advise you to skip missed dosage if it's already time for your next prescribed dose.

 

Never take Erlocip more often to make up your missed dose because this will lead to an overdose.

 

  • Overdose

 

In case of an overdose of Erlocip tablet, get emergency medical help. Some common symptoms of overdose include dizziness, trouble breathing, and others.

 

Precautions and warnings for Erlocip

 

It is important to understand some precautions and warnings about Erlocip before you begin treatment.

 

Do not take Erlocip tablet, if you are allergic to it, or Erlotinib or have any other allergies.

 

Erlocip might contain some inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions.

 

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who take anticoagulants because of increased risk of experiencing excessive bleeding.

 

Use of effective contraception by males and females during treatment with Erlocip is necessary to avoid pregnancy.

 

In case, you take an antacid or any other medications then take it at a gap of almost 2 hours after taking Erlocip tablet.

 

Erlocip should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney disorders because of increased risk of serious side effects.

 

Close monitoring of kidney functions is needed depending on condition of a patient.

 

Side effects of Erlocip

 

Doctor has prescribed you Erlocip because he/she believes its benefits are greater when compared to its side effects.

 

However, some mild side effects of this medicine disappear as your body adjusts to Erlocip tablet.

 

Several people using this medicine do not experience any severe Erlotinib side effects.

 

Some common and adverse side effects of Erlocip include:

 

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough
  • Bone pain
  • Infection
  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

 

If any of these side effects worsen over time or continue to occur, contact your doctor right once.

 

Interactions

 

Drug interactions can change how your medicine works and even increase risk of experiencing serious side effects.

 

Do not start, stop, or change dosage of any medications before your doctor suggests to do so.

 

Make a list of all products you use including prescription, non-prescription drugs and herbal supplements, and share it with your doctor.

 

There are some medicines that interact with Erlocip and should be avoided:

 

  • Statins
  • Ketoconazole
  • Warfarin
  • Erythromycin
  • Protease inhibitors such as Idinavir, Atazanavir
  • Rifampicin
  • Barbiturates
  • John’s wort

 

Storage

 

Erlocip should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture and sunlight.

 

Frequently asked questions about Erlocip (FAQs)

 

  • Is Erlocip tablet a chemotherapy medicine?

 

Erlocip tablet is not a conventional chemotherapy medication because it belongs to a class of drugs kinase inhibitors.

 

This medicine works by restricting action of an abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply.

 

In this way, Erlocip tablet helps to slow down or stop spread of cancer cells.

 

  • How long one can take Erlocip tablet?

 

Erlocip tablet should be taken every day as long as doctor recommends you. Duration of treatment often differs from patient to patient.

 

  • Can smoking interfere with Erlocip tablet?

 

Yes, smoking can interfere with working mechanism of Erlocip tablet. It can decrease effectiveness of this medicine greatly.

 

Before you start treatment with Erlocip, it is advised to stop smoking.

 

Your doctor needs to adjust dose of Erlocip tablet, if you keep smoking or there is a change in your pattern of smoking.

 

  • What should I do if I get a rash during treatment with Erlocip tablet?

 

Rash is a common side effect of Erlocip tablet but you must not stop taking this medicine.

 

Consult your doctor once who will suggest a good treatment for it. Avoid exposure to sun and use effective sunscreen.

 

  • When can I plan for pregnancy when taking Erlocip tablet?

 

While you are treated with an Erlocip tablet, it is suggested to avoid pregnancy.

 

In case, you are a woman of child-bearing age then make sure to use effective contraception during treatment with Erlocip.

 

After taking last tablet, it is advised to avoid pregnancy for almost 1 month.

 

  • Does Erlocip tablet affect your eyes?

 

Erlocip tablets commonly cause conjunctivitis and dry eyes. In case, you develop acute or worsening redness & pain in eye then inform doctor and get urgent treatment.

 

  • Is it safe to take an Erlocip tablet with Statins?

 

In case, you are taking statins then Erlocip tablet can increase risk of statin-related muscle problems, leading to severe muscle breakdown.

 

It is advised to talk to a doctor before you take an Erlocip tablet with statins.

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