ERLONAT 150MG TABLET belongs to the ‘anti-cancer’ drug class, which is mostly used to treat lung and pancreatic cancer. The uncontrolled proliferation of abnormal cells in one or both lungs is referred to as lung cancer. These aberrant cells do not function normally in the lungs and do not grow into healthy tissue. Lung cells develop uncontrollably in this condition, and if not caught early enough, it can spread to other areas of the body, including the brain. Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that develops uncontrollably in the pancreas, usually in the insulin-producing cells.
ERLONAT 150MG TABLET contains the drug ‘Erlotinib,’ which belongs to the kinase inhibitor class of drugs. It works by inhibiting the action of an aberrant protein that causes malignant cells to multiply. In this method, malignant cells are prevented from spreading.
Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking ERLONAT 150MG TABLET. It is recommended that you continue to use ERLONAT 150MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it following a thorough examination of your medical condition. Abdominal discomfort, bone pain, dyspnea, constipation, cough, diarrhea, edema (swelling), exhaustion, fever, infection, muscle pain, nausea, rash, stomatitis (mouth inflammation), vomiting, weight loss, and abnormal blood tests for liver function are all possible adverse effects. The majority of these adverse effects do not necessitate medical treatment and will subside with time. However, if you are experiencing these adverse effects on a regular basis, you should consult your doctor.
Continue taking ERLONAT 150MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has suggested to effectively treat your problem. If you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, avoid taking ERLONAT 150MG TABLET since it might cause serious congenital defects. Because older persons are more sensitive to drugs, they can change the amount to fit their needs. Because you may become more sensitive to sunlight while using ERLONAT 150MG TABLET, it is critical to protect your skin with a high sun protection factor (SPF). While taking ERLONAT 150MG TABLET, regular blood tests are essential to check liver function and blood cells in the blood. Alcohol should not be used while taking ERLONAT 150MG TABLET because it may cause dizziness.
ERLONAT 150MG TABLET INDICATIONS
Cancers of the lungs and pancreas
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer are offered ERLONAT 150MG TABLET. This form of cancer has a high proclivity for spreading to other places of the body. ERLONAT 150MG TABLET works by traveling through the bloodstream to kill malignant cells in the lungs, pancreas, and other regions of the body. TABLET WITH ERLONAT 150MG CONTAINS Erlotinib is a ‘tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)’ that prevents malignant cells from growing and spreading uncontrollably. It works by inhibiting the action of an aberrant protein that causes malignant cells to multiply. When a new healthy cell is produced, it goes through the normal maturation process. Because diseased cells divide more quickly, ERLONAT 150MG TABLET targets cancerous cells and inhibits Tyrosine Kinase enzymes (responsible for causing cancer). It also reduces the blood flow to malignant tumors, slowing the tumor’s growth. ERLONAT 150MG TABLET inhibits the formation, spread, and growth of malignant cells in the body in this manner.
ERLONAT 150MG TABLET should be taken on an empty stomach at least one to two hours before eating. Do not chew or break the ERLONAT 150MG TABLET tablet; it should be consumed whole with plenty of water. To swallow the drug, do not drink anything other than water. It is recommended that you have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis.
Store in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight.
ERLONAT 150MG TABLET SIDE EFFECTS
Edema is a condition in which the body’s (swelling)
Hair loss that is only partial (by strands, not typically in clumps)
Stomatitis is a condition that affects the mouth (Inflammation of the mouth)
Loss of weight
Liver function blood tests that are abnormal
If you are allergic to ERLOTINIB or any of its constituents, do not take it. Because you may become more sensitive to sunlight while taking ERLOTINIB, it is critical to protect your skin with a high sun protection factor (SPF) before going outside, as failing to do so can result in a skin rash. Because ERLOTINIB might cause leg swelling, water retention, or fluid overload (edema), please visit your doctor if you gain weight quickly. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, avoid taking ERLOTINIB since it may harm your unborn child. While using this medication and for at least 1 month following your last dose, use effective birth control. Children and teenagers should not use ERLOTINIB. While taking ERLOTINIB, you should avoid smoking because it may reduce the medication’s effectiveness. If you get any signs of infection, fever, sore throat, dyspnea, jaundice, unexplained bleeding, or bruises while taking ERLOTINIB, contact your doctor immediately. Because ERLOTINIB might induce blurry vision and dizziness, avoid driving or operating machinery that needs attention while taking it. It is recommended that you inform the medical expert doing the procedure about all of the medications you are taking before undergoing any surgery.
Interactions Between Drugs
Interactions between drugs: Blood thinners (warfarin, aspirin), antihypertensive medicines (amlodipine, metoprolol, nifedipine), heart medicines (quinidine, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin), immunosuppressants (cyclosporine), antibiotics (erythromycin, telithromycin, clarithromycin (omeprazole, ranitidine).
ERLOTINIB has been shown to interact with alcohol, the St. John’s wort plant (a natural depression treatment), and grapefruit.
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), cardiovascular disease, bone marrow suppression, liver or renal disease, fluid retention, gastrointestinal diseases, stomach ulcer or bleeding, high blood pressure, diabetes, and chemotherapy are all known to interact with ERLOTINIB.
Alcohol consumption should be avoided when taking ERLOTINIB since it may raise the risk of adverse effects such as dizziness, sleepiness, or problems concentrating.
ERLOTINIB is not recommended for usage during pregnancy. Before initiating treatment with this drug, a woman must have a negative pregnancy test. It is preferable to use effective birth control techniques to avoid pregnancy while using ERLOTINIB or for at least 6 months following the last dose.
Breastfeeding moms should avoid using ERLOTINIB since it goes into breast milk and poses a risk to the baby.
It is unknown whether ERLOTINIB impairs your driving skills. Only drive if you are physically fit and mentally alert. You should not drive or operate any machinery or vehicles if you feel drowsy after taking this prescription.
In patients with liver illness, LIVER ERLOTINIB should be used with caution. The dose may be adjusted by the doctor depending on the patient’s medical condition.
Patients with renal illness can safely use KIDNEY ERLOTINIB if their doctor prescribes it. The dose may be adjusted by the doctor depending on the patient’s medical condition.
No habit formation
Advice on Diet and Lifestyle
Strengthening muscles, reducing fatigue, assisting in weight loss, and providing strength are all benefits of physical activity. Gentle workouts such as walking or swimming for 20-30 minutes might be beneficial.
Yoga and other relaxation techniques can help you improve your physical and mental health while also lowering your stress levels.
Maintain a healthy weight by engaging in low-strain workouts on a regular basis and consuming nutritious foods.
Get enough sleep because it helps to improve your health, mental abilities, and attention.
Meditating, reading novels, taking a nice bubble bath, or listening to calming music are all good ways to de-stress.
Antioxidant-rich foods include berries, spinach, kidney beans, dark chocolate, and so on.
Fiber-rich foods promote better digestion. Beans, peas, lentils, whole grains, nuts, and seeds are among them.
Avoid smoking and consuming alcoholic beverages.
While taking ERLOTINIB, regular blood tests are required to check liver function and blood cells in the blood.
Because you may become more sensitive to sunlight while taking ERLOTINIB, it is critical to protect your skin with a high sun protection factor (SPF) before going outside, as failing to do so can result in a skin rash.
To avoid nausea, take it with food and a full glass of water.
Because ERLOTINIB might cause swelling and water retention, talk to your doctor if you gain weight quickly.
Live vaccines (for mumps, rubella, measles, and BCG, yellow fever and shingles, or pox chicken) should be avoided during treatment and for up to 12 months following.
If you have any infection symptoms, such as a temperature of 37.5 C or below 36 C, call your doctor right away.
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Concerns of Patients
Lung cancer develops when cells in the lungs begin to grow out of control. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most frequent type of lung cancer (NSCLC). It occurs when the cells that make up the lung’s lining begin to develop out of control. Smokers are at a higher risk of lung cancer. A cough that does not go away soon, followed by shortness of breath, is a typical sign of NSCLC. Lung cancer cells spread and proliferate by traveling via the bloodstream to other parts of the body.
Pancreatic cancer is a form of tumor that starts in the cells of the pancreas’ juice. It’s a gland located behind your stomach that generates digestive fluids as well as hormones that assist regulate blood sugar levels.
ERLONAT 150MG TABLET includes Erlotinib, an anti-cancer drug that inhibits the action of a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), causing cell death (apoptosis). As a result, cancer cell growth and spread is either halted or slowed.
A cough that lasts for a long period and grows worse over time is the most common indication of lung cancer. A patient’s cough may occasionally contain blood. Coughing and chest pain are also signs of lung cancer.
A diabetic individual can safely take ERLOTINIB. However, only use ERLOTINIB after consulting with a doctor, as the dose may need to be adjusted based on the patient’s condition.
When taking ERLOTINIB, the risk of adverse effects is higher in senior people. Dose adjustments may be necessary for senior people, or your doctor may prescribe another medicine that is safe for the elderly.
ERLOTINIB may increase your risk of infection or exacerbate any existing infections. Avoid coming into contact with somebody who has an infection that could transmit to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). If you think you’ve been exposed to an infection or want further information, talk to your doctor.
Because taking antacids with ERLOTINIB can cause the ERLOTINIB to act differently, it’s best to keep a gap between the two medications. For more information, talk to your doctor.
In patients using anticoagulants, ERLOTINIB should be used with caution. ERLOTINIB may make you more prone to bleeding. Consult your doctor; he will need to perform blood tests on you on a regular basis.