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Erlotinib

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Tarceva® Cancer-related

Erlotinib - Dosage and How to Use

How should Erlotinib be used?

It is a tablet to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water at the same time every day.
It should be taken on an empty stomach i.e. 1 hour before or 2 hours after food.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Erlotinib, take it as soon as you can if it is within 12 hours of the missed dose. If more than 12 hours have passed, skip the missed dose and go back to your usual dosing time. Do not double dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

If you overdose on this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Erlotinib - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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