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Drug Interactions

Tarceva can potentially react with a number of other medicines (see Tarceva Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • A history of heart attack or chest pain
  • A history of stroke
  • An ulcer in the stomach or upper intestines (peptic ulcer) or diverticular disease (pouches that form in the colon and become inflamed)
  • A history of bleeding problems, such as bleeding in the stomach, intestines, or brain
  • A smoking habit
  • Been treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Lung disease or infection of the lungs
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Tarceva Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose of this medicine could cause severe side effects. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much Tarceva.
(Click Tarceva Overdose for more information.)
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