What is Tarceva 150 mg Tablet ?
Tarceva 150 mg contain the active ingredient Erlotinib, which is a type of medicine called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Tarceva manufactured by Roche comes in a pack of 30 tablets. It is a prescription cancer drug and should not be taken without a doctor’s consent. Do not share this medicine with others because it can cause serious side effects to people until the condition is not monitored by health care professionals.
When is Tarceva 150 mg Tablet prescribed ?
Tarceva (Erlotinib hydrochloride) is a drug used to treat advanced-stage Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Pancreatic cancer and several other types of cancer.
How Does Tarceva (Erlotinib) 150 mg Tablet Work ?
In cancer, certain cells in the body grow and multiply in a way that is ‘out of control’. Erlotinib inhibits the way the cells grow and increase in number. It works by interfering with certain enzymes called tyrosine kinases that are important in transmitting the chemical signals needed for essential processes like cell division and replication in cancer cells. This in turn stops the cancer cells from growing and increasing in number.
What are the adverse effects of Tarceva 150 mg Tablets ?
Side effects are the unintended effects of a medicine. Tarceva may have some side effects, but not everyone will experience them. When you recommended Tarceva, it’s important to understand the side effects which you can experience from this cancer medicine. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Erlotinib :
Common Side Effects of Tarceva Tablets : Rash ; Diarrhea ; Poor appetite ; Fatigue ; Cough ; Nausea and vomiting ; Infection ; Mouth sores ; Dry skin ; Eye irritation ; Abdominal pain ; Headache etc.
Serious Side Effects of Tarceva Tablets : Painful or difficult urination ; Stabbing chest pain ; Vision changes ; Yellow eyes or skin ; Light-colored stools ; Increased thirst ; Irregular heartbeat ; Swelling of the face, ankles, or hands etc.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Erlotinib 150mg Tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
What are the storage instructions for Tarceva 150 mg ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
- Store Erlotinib at 25°C (77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
• Don’t leave this oncology medicine in places that are easily accessible to children or pets.
• Keep your medicine in the original container until it is time to take them.
• Store your medicine in an area that is convenient, but is also cool and dry – since heat and humidity can damage medicines.
• Keep your medicines separate from those of your spouse or other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.