Tarceva is a brand name of a medication that treats lung cancer. The active ingredient in Tarceva is a generic drug called erlotinib, which interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Doctors prescribe Tarceva to patients who have non-small cell lung cancer at an advanced stage and chemotherapy has not helped to stop the disease.
Tarceva belongs to a group of medicines called epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Tarceva works by preventing the activity of a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor. This protein is known to be involved in the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Swallow your tablet with a glass of plain water. The usual dose is one 150mg tablet taken orally each day. Take your Tarceva tablet at least one hour before you eat or at least two hours after you have eaten.
These may not be all the side effects of Tarceva 100mg.
Do not take Tarceva if you are hypersensitive to erlotinib or to any of the non-medicinal ingredients of this medication.
Talk to your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have liver or kidney problems, gastrointestinal ulcers, cataracts or lung disease.
Store Tarceva between 15°C and 30°C. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton.
There are two main types of lung cancer. About 80% to 85% of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the rest are small cell lung cancer (SCLC). There are three common types of non-small cell lung cancer. Adenocarcinomas are often found in an outer area of the lung. Squamous cell carcinomas are usually found in the centre of the lung next to an air tube or bronchus. Large cell carcinomas can occur in any part of the lung and tend to grow faster than the other two types. Non-small cell lung cancers are assigned a stage to represent the severity. In stage I, the cancer is confined to the lung. In stages II and III, the cancer is in the lung and, possibly, the lymph nodes. Stage IV cancer has spread outside of the lung to other parts of the body. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Exposure to high levels of air pollution, second-hand smoke and chemicals like asbestos also increases your risk for developing lung cancer. Symptoms may include chest pain that gets worse with coughing, laughing or deep breathing, a cough that does not go away, coughing up blood, fatigue, loss of appetite, losing weight without trying and shortness of breath.
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