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Active ingredients: erlotinib
What it is used for
Non-small cell lung cancer: TARCEVA is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced (Stage IIIB) or metastatic (Stage IV) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating EGFR mutations. TARCEVA is indicated for maintenance therapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating EGFR mutations who have not progressed on first-line chemotherapy. TARCEVA is also indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer after failure of prior chemotherapy. Pancreatic cancer: TARCEVA in combination with gemcitabine is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic pancreatic cancer.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 4 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Round, biconvex, white to yellowish film-coated tablet with "T150" engraved on one side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on July 1, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient erlotinib
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems