There are many types of cancer all around the world that the population is largely affected such as brain cancer, abdominal, heart cancer, breast cancer, lungs cancer, etc. But most of them are affected by the disease known as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and pancreatic cancer. In order to treat such cancer diseases such pancreatic cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer, doctor recommends to the use of generic tarceva. It is the best medical therapy to treat both these cancer diseases and its strength dosage is available in 25mg, 100mg, and 150mg.
Information related to precautionary measures to be kept in mind while taking this medicine. Its a tablet form medication which has to be taken orally only once in a day. It must be taken when the stomach of a person is empty which means either 1 hour before eating food, or 2 hours after eating food. Patient must try to take this medicine everyday at a same time and as prescribed by the doctor or as specified in the label of the tablet. While taking this tablet, a person must not eat grapefruit, or grape juice. In order to treat pancreatic cancer, 100mg strength of this tablet is recommended where as 150mg strength of this product is recommended to treat lung cancer. This medicine should be stored in a dry place at room temperature of 25 degrees C, away from light, moisture, and heat. It should be kept out of the reach of children, and pets.
Person eating this food must drink fluids in large quantity. Good nutritional food and having enough rest is beneficial along with taking this pill. Patient suffering from lung cancer and pancreatic cancer must make sure that avoid sun exposure, smoking cigarettes and consumption of alcohol. While taking tarceva, contraception method should be used, as both men and women must not look to conceive child, and/or women must stop breastfeeding which can be harmful for the child. Also, its important to avoid the use of aspirin, or products that contains aspirin. Drugs that can reduce the concentration of erlotinib in blood are ranitidine (zantac), omeprazole (zegerid, prilosec), so these drugs should be avoided. These medication must be stopped immediately and must inform to the doctor if a person any of these diseases such as kidney disease, or liver disease; history of stroke or heart attack; allergic reaction to food or preservatives. Patient taking generic tarceva medication can be caused by following side-effects such as:
1.Swelling of body parts;
2.Unwanted weight loss;
Such side-effects are very common with people who are taking this medication. Some rare side-effects that can occur are- headache; itching; fever; hair loss; acne; anxiety; constipation; cough; dizziness; muscle pain; bone pain; and gas.