Introduction (Erlonat 150 mg- 30 Tablet)
Erlonat 150 mg- 30 Tablet contains a drug called Erlotinib. This medicine is prescribed to patients suffering from metastatic (advanced ) lung cancer. It belongs to a group of medicines called Cytostatic agents. It is used to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer in adult patients. It is used to treat advanced pancreatic cancer in combination with other medications. This medicine is not recommended for patients less than 18 years of age.
Erlotinib is an inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase that is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and several other types of cancers. Its brand name is Tarceva. It is taken by mouth. It works to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. It prevents its multiplication.
Non-small cell lung cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissue of the lung. Non-small cell lung cancer is a type of epithelial ( a type of cell that lines the surfaces of your body) lung cancer. All types can occur in unusual histologic variants. It is associated with cigarette smoke. It may be found in a patient who never smokes. It is usually less sensitive to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
The pancreas is a small, hockey stick-shaped gland located behind the stomach. The main job of the pancreas is to help in food digestion and regulate the blood sugar levels in the body. Pancreas cancer occurs when changes in the pancreas cells lead to multiplying out of control. Signs of pancreatic cancer include jaundice and weight loss. In pancreatic cancer the tumor is cancerous.
Erlonat 150 mg Tablets should be taken without a meal at a fixed time every day. It should be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effect of this medicine includes nausea, vomiting, fatigue, rash, and weight loss. It may cause severe diarrhea. So drink plenty of water. If any kind of side effects remain for a long time and become serious. Please consult with your doctor to get relief from the side effects. This medicine makes you sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, use sunscreen lotion and wear protective clothes If you going outside.
The benefit of Erlonat 150 mg
- Treatment of Non-small cell lung cancer
Erlonat 150 mg Tablet helps to treat non-small cell lung cancer alone or in combination with other medications. It is very powerful and effective medicine. So you should discuss the risks and benefits with the doctor. Do not take alcohol and avoid smoke while taking the treatment of cancer. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- Treatment of Pancreatic cancer
The pancreas plays a very important role in digestion and maintaining the blood sugar level of the body. This medicine helps to control pancreatic cancer. It gives relief from the symptoms like jaundice, loss of appetite, and weight loss. It helps to inhibit the action of those chemicals that helps in pancreatic cancer growth and spread. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It will help you to improve your health condition.
The side effect of Erlonat 150 mg
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you may experience any side effects become serious. You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include
- Burning sensation
- Lower back pain
- RashChills and fever
- Vision problems
- Chest pain
- Acid stomach
- Hair loss
- Loss appetite
How to take Erlonat 150 mg- 30 Tablet?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Take it with or without food by mouth. Take this medicine 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Erlonat 150 mg- 30 Tablet work?
This medicine is used as a kind of treatment for non-small cell cancer of the lungs and pancreatic cancer. It acts as an inhibitor for the epidermal growth factor receptor. This is responsible for the growth and spread of cancer cells. It works to hold together the chemical messenger to inhibit cancer. It restricts the further growth of cancer cells.