Tarceva Drug Information
Tarceva® (erlotinib) is a prescription drug used to treat advanced cases of the following conditions:
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer (when used in combination with gemcitabine, another cancer medication).
This medicine comes in the form of a tablet. It is taken once a day, at the same time each day.
As with any medication, side effects are possible with Tarceva. In clinical studies, the most commonly reported reactions included:
In order to determine if Tarceva is the right medication for you, your healthcare provider needs information on your complete medical history and any other medicines you are taking -- including nonprescription products, vitamins, and supplements. This drug is not right for everyone, and it can react negatively with certain medications.
(Click Tarceva for more information on this drug, including exactly how it works, other possible side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and more.)