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What will stop a rash and itch from taking tarceva (erlotinib)?

What will stop a rash and itch from taking tarceva (erlotinib)?

Topical lotions and : I recommend the following for my patients: aquaphor twice daily as soon as the rash appears aveeno oatmeal lotion/cream for soothing sunblock 50+ if above not sufficient, then i prescribe topical Hydrocortisone 2.5% to be applied twice daily. In severe cases, I have prescribed a course of oral steroids, oral doxycycline. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What is tarceva (erlotinib)?

What is tarceva (erlotinib)?

Targeted therapy: It is a targeted therapy. It is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor pill that targets part of the egfr pathway. Recently we have learned that there a several gene mutations that are found in lung cancer. If a patient has a mutation of the egfr system that their lung cancer developed, this drug can be more effective than chemotherapy in controlling their cancer. ...Read more

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What is tarceva (erlotinib)?

What is tarceva (erlotinib)?

Erlotinib: Technical: inhibitor of the thyrosine kinase activity of egfr. King's english: oral medication in the category of targeted therapies that interferes with the molecular mechanisms that make cancer cells grow. The idea is to cause damage to the cancer cell with minimal collateral damage to normal cells. Currently approved for treatment of lung cancer and pancreatic cancer too if i'm not mistaken. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Tarceva (erlotinib)?

Tarceva (erlotinib): See: http://www.rxlist.com/tarceva-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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When is tarceva (erlotinib) indicated?

Cancer: Specifically lung cancer, but perhaps others, in which a specific mutation is present. For now it is only used for people with metastatic lung cancer, but some other forms of cancer in which specific activating egfr mutations are present. For those with the proper activating mutations, it is very effective, but the response typically does not last. Tumors evolve the means to adapt to the drug. ...Read more

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Who should not take Tarceva (erlotinib)?

Tarceva (erlotinib): None listed on http://www.rxlist.com/tarceva-drug/overdosage-contraindications.htm

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What is the definition or description of: tarceva (erlotinib)?

For cancer: Tarceva (erlotinib) is a member of a class of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It is used to treat certain types of cancers including non small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more