Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Tarceva

Descriptions


Erlotinib is used for the treatment of advanced or metastatic (cancer that has already spread) non-small cell lung cancer. It is also used together with another medicine called gemcitabine (eg, Gemzar®) to treat cancer of the pancreas. Erlotinib belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastics (cancer medicines). It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet