Erlotinib Hydrochloride(er-LOH-tih-nib HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
This page contains brief information about erlotinib hydrochloride and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
|US Brand Name(s):||Tarceva|
Erlotinib hydrochloride is approved to be used alone or with other drugs to treat:
- Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
- It is used as first-line treatment for metastatic NSCLC in patients with tumors that have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations.
- It is used for locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC in patients who have already been treated with chemotherapy.
- Pancreatic cancer. It is used with gemcitabine hydrochloride in patients whose disease cannot be removed by surgery or has metastasized.
Erlotinib hydrochloride is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.More About Erlotinib Hydrochloride
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Erlotinib Hydrochloride - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Targeted Cancer Therapies - Information about the use of this drug to treat cancer.Research Results
Clinical Trial Results: Erlotinib Extends Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer - Important clinical trial results for this drug, background information, and how the trial was done.Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Erlotinib Hydrochloride - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.
Important: The drug information on this page is meant to be educational. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information may not cover all possible uses, actions, interactions, or side effects of this drug, or precautions to be taken while using it. Please see your health care professional for more information about your specific medical condition and the use of this drug.