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Erlocip 100mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Erlotinib

Manufacturer : CIPLA LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 5958.94
Price :3873
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Introduction to Erlocip 100mg Tablet

Erlocip 100mg Tablet is an anticancer medicine. Cancer is an abnormal and uncontrolled multiplication of cells within the body. It is used in the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

Erlocip 100mg Tablet is given in combination with Gemcitabine to treat pancreas cancer at the metastatic stage. Administration of this medicine may lead to kidney and liver failure. The doctor will periodically monitor kidney and liver function. Inform the physician about any history of clotting disorders or medicines taken for clotting disorders, as the Erlocip 100mg Tablet may increase the tendency to bleed. 

Inform the physician if patients develop pain in the eye, blurred vision, cough, fever, shortness of breath, severe abdominal pain, and persistent diarrhea while taking this medicine. patients are advised not to smoke while treated with this medicine, as smoking may decrease the amount of medicine in the blood. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen while going outside.

Uses of Erlocip 100mg Tablet

  • Advanced or metastatic non-small lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer

Therapeutic Effects of Erlocip 100mg Tablet

Erlocip 100mg Tablet prevents the activity of a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EFGR), a protein involved in the spread and growth of cancer cells.

Interaction of Erlocip 100mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Erlocip 100 mg tablet and cause undesirable side effects. 

More Information about Erlocip 100mg Tablet

Keep out of sight and reach of children. Store at a controlled room temperature between 15°C to 30°C. Do not freeze.

How to consume Erlocip 100mg Tablet

Always take this medicine as prescribed by the doctor. The tablet must be taken at least one hour before or two hours after taking food. Contact the doctor if any missed doses or take more.

Safety Advices for Erlocip 100mg Tablet

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Taking an Erlocip 100mg Tablet while pregnant can harm the baby. Patients should not take this medicine during pregnancy unless your doctor recommends taking it. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant before taking this medicine. 

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Breast Feeding


u must not take an Erlocip 100mg Tablet if you are breastfeeding. Consult the doctor for risks and benefits.

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It is unknown whether Erlocip 100 Tablets affect the lungs. Please consult your doctor.

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Erlocip 100 mg tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver diseases. Inform your physician if patients have any liver disorders.

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It is unknown whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Erlocip 100 Tablets. Please consult your doctor.

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It is not known whether Erlocip 100 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience symptoms affecting your ability to concentrate and react.

Side Effects of Erlocip 100mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

  • Persistent or severe diarrhea
  • Pain in the eye, blurred vision
  • sudden difficulty in breathing accompanied by cough and fever
  • severe pain in your abdomen
  • liver failure


  • Loss of appetite decreased weight
  • Rash, worsened in sun-exposed areas
  • Infection
  • Headache, changes in skin sensation
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Mouth irritation
  • Indigestion, stomach pain, the buildup of gas
  • Hair loss, dry skin, itching
  • Tiredness, fever
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Inflammation around fingernail
  • acne, cracked skin
  • bleeding from the nose, stomach, intestines
  • reduced kidney function

Word of Advice

Inform the doctor if the patient has vision problems, use of contact lenses, clotting disorders, intolerance to sugar, and medication is taken for cholesterol before starting this medication. This medication should not be taken along with the food, and it can be taken either before or after food as it increases the effectiveness of the medication. It is not recommended for individuals below 18 years of age. Inform the doctor about kidney and liver disorders, as this medication is not recommended in patients with kidney and liver disorders. Avoid making plans to have children or during pregnancy because this medicine is highly unsafe and causes harmful effects on the developing baby.


Q 1. How should I take an Erlocip 100mg Tablet?

Always take this medicine as prescribed by the doctor. The tablet must be taken at least one hour before or two hours after taking food, and it should be taken at a fixed time daily.

Q 2. Does Erlocip 100mg Tablet cause eye dryness?

Yes, this medication can cause eye dryness and conjunctivitis, and hence patients are advised to inform the history of vision problems and use of contact lenses before taking this medication.

Q 3. Can I take an Erlocip 100mg Tablet during pregnancy?

This medication is highly unsafe in pregnancy as it can cause harmful effects on the developing baby. Avoid making plans to have children or during pregnancy while taking this medication.

Q 4. Can I smoke while taking the Erlocip 100mg Tablet?

Avoid smoking while taking this medication, as it can decrease the effectiveness of this medication.

Q 5. How long can I take an Erlocip 100mg Tablet?

Erlocip 100mg tablet is taken daily as long as prescribed by the doctor and the duration of time varies from patient to patient depending upon the severity of the disease.

Q 6. Can Erlocip 100mg Tablet be used in kidney disorders?

This medication is not recommended in kidney patients as it can worsen the condition of the disease.

Fact Box of Erlocip 100mg Tablet

Molecule name: Erlotinib

Therapeutic class: Tyrosine kinase inhibitor 

Pharmacological class: Anti-Neoplastics


1. Advanced or metastatic non-small lung cancer (NSCLC)

2. Advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer


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