-ERLOCIP contains the active substance erlotinib and it is used to treat cancer by inhibiting the activity of the protein called the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)., which is involved in the growth and spread of cancer cells.
- ERLOCIP is intended for the treatment of adults only.
HOW IS ERLOCIP PRESCRIBED?
-ERLOCIP is intended for the treatment of adultswith the diagnosed non-microcirculation lung carcinoma in an advanced stage.
- You can be prescribed as an initial therapy or as therapy after initial chemotherapy if the disease after it remained largely unchanged,
- This medicine can also be prescribed in combination with another medicine called gemcitabine, if you have pancreatic cancer in the metastatic stage.
Warnings and Precautions:
- Before starting the use ERLOCIP inform your doctor if you are using:
-In some cases, these drugs may reduce the efficacy of the drug threfeore a doctor will avoid treatment with these medicines while you are taking ERLOCIP.
- Contact lenses and / or have previously had eye problems such as dry eyes, inflammation or ulceration on the front of the eye.
HOW TO TAKE ERLOCIP?
-Taking ERLOCIP with food and drinks?
- Do not take a drug with food.
-Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility?
- Avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding while taking the drug ERLOCIP.
- Vehicle handling and machine handling: it is unlikely that the therapy will affect these abilities.
How to take the drug ERLOCIP?
- The tablet should be taken at least one hour before or two hours after a meal.
- The usual dose is one tablet of 150 mg every day if you suffer from non-microcellular lung cancer.
- The usual dose is one tablet of 100 mg every day if you have metastatic carcinoma of pancreas.
- ERLOCIP is used in combination with a drug of gemcitabine.
- Your doctor can adjust the dose gradually, for 50 mg each.
- For the application of different dosing regimens, ERLOCIP is available in strengths of 25 mg, 100 mg and 150 mg.
WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
-Stomach ulcer or diverticulosis
- Impaired liver function
· - Infection
· - Loss of appetite and weight loss
· - Depression
· - Headache, changed skin sensitivity, extremity limb
· - Breathing difficulties, cough
· - Nausea
· - Irritation of the mouth
· - Pain in the stomach, difficulty digestion
· - Itching, dry skin and hair loss·
· - Fatigue, fever (fever), stiffness·
· - Bleeding from the nose, the stomach or intestine
• Cracked skin (fissures on the skin)
- Reduced renal function Rare side effects (can occur in up to 1 in 1000 patients taking the drug):
- Redness and painful sensitivity of the palms or feet Cases of damage to the cornea (perforation or ulceration of the cornea)·
- Bstering and skin peeling (indicating Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
· - Proliferation and vomiting
· - Persistent and severe diarrhea
· - Eye irritation due to conjunctivitis / keratoconjunctivitis.