What is Erlonat (Erlotinib) used for?
Erlonat (Erlotinib) is an oral cancer medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from lung cancer. It is commonly used in the event that other chemotherapy medicines have proven ineffective. The medication operates by preventing the spread and size increase of cancer cells by interfering with their growth. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Erlonat (Erlotinib)?
Always follow your physician's instructions for using Erlonat (Erlotinib) to get the safest and most effective results. One tablet is normally taken once each day, but your dosage may differ depending on the severity of your condition. These tablets should be taken on an empty stomach to prevent nausea or vomiting. Never make any unscheduled changes to your regimen to prevent unexpected complications.
What are the side effects of Erlonat (Erlotinib)?
The use of Erlonat (Erlotinib) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Immediately inform your physician if any of these symptoms become more intense or if you experience mouth sores, severe chest pain, discolored urine or stools, skin rash, or a fever. These conditions may require emergency medical assistance to prevent serious complications.
Erlonat (Erlotinib) should not be used by patients are lactose intolerant or have severely decreased kidney function. Also inform your physician if you have an ulcer, Gilbert's syndrome, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other adjustments to prevent potential problems from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Erlonat (Erlotinib). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.