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  • Manufacturer : Natco Pharma Ltd
  • Equivalent Brands : Tarceva
  • Generic Brands : Erlotinib

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1. Buy Erlonat 150mg Online

Erlonat 150mg Tablet is prescribed to patients suffering from metastatic lung cancer, or cancer of the lung which is at a very advanced stage. It is also used in the treatment of some kinds of pancreatic cancers, along with a combination of other drugs.

Erlonat 150mg Tablet is known to be a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and functions by preventing growth of cancer cells, and destroying them in the process.

Erlonat 150mg Tablet is generally not prescribed to patients who are hypersensitive to any substance that is present in it, or are undergoing chemotherapy that is platinum based. Patients who are using a proton pump inhibitor should not take Erlonat 150Mg Tablet either.

The medicine should be taken orally at least an hour before a meal. You can gulp it down with the help of some water. In case of a missed dose, get in touch with your health professional and seek advice.

2. What is Erlonat 150mg Tablet?

Erlonat containing the active ingredient erlotinib is considered a kinase inhibitor type of medication. It works by blocking the actions of certain proteins in the body to interfere with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body.

It is mainly used to treat non-small lung cancer in patients when chemotherapy medications have not been effective.  It can also be used along with other medications to treat pancreatic cancer that has spread to other areas of the body.

It is best to be aware of certain side effects that occur because of Erlonat 150Mg Tablet consumption. Some minor side effects are dryness of the eyes, belching, loss of weight, heart burn, pain in the bones and joints, gas, pain in the stomach and appearance of pimples.

Some major side effects include rashes, tightness of the chest, pain in the lower back region and severe diarrhea.

3. How To Take Erlonat 150mg Tablet?

The dosage of Erlotinib prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take each dose of Erlotinib with a full glass of water.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Erlotinib medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Erlotinib, seek medical attention immediately.

4. Mechanism Action Of Erlonat 150mg?

Exact Mechanism Of Antitumour Action Is Not Fully Understood. Erlotinib Inhibits Intracellular Phosphorylation Of Tyrosine Kinase Associated With Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor.

Absorption: Solubility Decreases As PH Increases.

Bioavailability: About 60%; Increased To Almost 100% By Food. Tmax: 4 Hr. Time To Reach Steady-State: 7-8 Days. Distribution: Apparent Vd: 232 L. Protein Binding: About 93% To Plasma Albumin And Α-1 Acid Glycoprotein.

Metabolism: Metabolised Predominantly By CYP3A4, To A Lesser Extent By CYP1A2 And Extrahepatic Isoform CYP1A1. Metabolic Pathways Include Demethylation, Oxidation And Aromatic Hydroxylation.

Excretion: Median Half-Life: Approximately 36.2 Hr. Eliminated Primarily By Hepatic Metabolism And Biliary Excretion. About 83% Excreted In Faeces (1% As Unchanged Drug); 8% In Urine.

5. Drug interaction of Erlonat 150mg

  • Clarithromycin
  • Nefazodone
  • Prednisone
  • Rifampin
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Erlotinib.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Erlotinib, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Erlotinib can interact with blood thinners and corticosteroids. Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

6. Side Effects of Erlonat 150mg

Like other medicines, Erlotinib can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Erlotinib are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Erlotinib cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Erlotinib develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Erlotinib can cause side effects such as :

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Abdominal pain
  • Edema
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Infection
  • Bone pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Jaundice
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Signs of infection
  • Black, bloody or tarry stools
  • Eye irritation or pain
  • Vision or speech problems
  • Shortness of breath

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Erlotinib.

7. Warning of Erlonat 150mg tablet

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.

Erlonat 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.

8. Uses of Erlonat 150mg

Erlotinib is a cancer chemotherapy medication used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. It works by slowing the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Treatment of patients with locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Erlonat works by slowing cancer cell growth. It binds to a certain protein (epidermal growth factor receptor-EGFR) in some tumors.

9. Storage of Erlonat 150mg

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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