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Erlokem 100Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Erlotinib
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 14, 2019

Erlokem 100Mg 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.

This medication is known to be a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and functions by preventing the growth of cancer cells, and destroying them in the process. It is generally not prescribed to patients who are hypersensitive to any substance that is present in it or is undergoing chemotherapy that is platinum-based. Patients who are using a proton pump inhibitor should not take this medicine 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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Erlokem 100Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Erlotinib, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

This medicine is implemented as a kind of treatment for non-small cell cancer of the lungs and pancreatic cancer. The medication acts as an inhibitor for the epidermal growth factor receptor.

Ques: What is Erlokem 100Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication is prescribed to patients suffering from metastatic lung cancer, or cancer of the lung which is at a very advanced stage.

Ques: How long do I need to use Erlokem 100Mg Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Erlokem 100Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Erlokem 100Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The medicine should be taken orally at least an hour before a meal.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Erlokem 100Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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