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Erlotinib (Tarceva)

Also known as Tarceva

Erlotinib hydrochloride (trade name Tarceva) is a drug used to treat non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer and several other types of cancer. It is a reversible tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which acts on the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). It is marketed in the United States by Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals and elsewhere by Roche. In lung cancer, it extends life by an average of 3.3 months.

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Estimated Total Cost: $3702.83 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed erlotinib to treat lung cancer, metastatic cancer, pancreatic cancer, and fatigue.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking erlotinib most commonly experience side effects like skin rash, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

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