ERLONAT

Brand Name: Erlonat
Contents: Erlotinib
Form: Tablets
Strength: 25mg, 100mg & 250mg
Manufactured By: Natco Pharma
Packing: Pack of 30 tablets

Erlonat Tablets contains Erlotinib and belongs to a class of medications called kinase inhibitors. Erlonat is used for the treatment of non- small cell lung cancer. Erlonat is used in combination with Gemcitabine for the treatment of pancreatic cancer that has spread to nearby tissues or to other parts of the body.

Erlonat belongs to a class of medications called Kinase inhibitors and contains erlotinib. It is used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and in combination with Gemcitabine, is used for the treatment of pancreatic cancer which spreads to adjacent tissues of the body. The action mechanism of the medicine is as follows:
Functions by blocking the action of an abnormal protein to slow down the growth of cancer cells

Supplied as:
Available in 25 mg, 100 mg & 150 mg tablets

Precautions and warnings
• The medicine should be taken in proper prescription of the doctor if the patient has liver disease, lung or breathing problems (other than lung cancer).
• Do not take aspirin, or products containing aspirin, unless prescribed by the doctor Patient must take Erlonat at substantial time gap, if antacids are also being taken If the patient is allergic to the medicine or any of its constituents, then intake is not suggestible
• Erlonat consumption should avoided if the patient is pregnant or breast feeding the child. Doctor consultation suggested for use of birth control during treatment with Erlonat. It is not yet established whether Erlonat passes into breast milk or not

Dosage:
Usually 150 mg tablet is administered, at least an hour before or two hours after the ingestion of food, for curing pancreatic non-small cell lung cancer. Erlonat is usually given as 100 mg tablets, at least an hour before or two hours after the intake of food, for curing of pancreatic cancer, in combination with gemcitabine.

Overdose
Symptoms of overdose may include diarrhea and rash

Drug Interactions
The following drugs may interact with Erlonat:

• Atazanavir
• Nelfinavir
• Indinavir
• Saquinavir
• Ritonavir
• Rifampin
• Rifabutin
• Rifapentine
• Clarithromycin
• Nefazodone