I have lung cancer. I also take cancer pills tarceva (erlotinib). Iam also on heart medisen. Will this be safe for me to take?

Erlotinib. Is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, dominantly with skin effects, and minor diarrhea. As an egfr active small molecule, i don't know of any interactions with "heart meds" which sure is a broad category. Always best to check with both specialists: oncologist and cardiologist.
Check with your doc. Check with your doc. The exact medication list is important to evaluate for drug drug interaction. Take all your pills to your doc. Most likely nothing to worry about but better be safe.

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How do you measure if tarceva (erlotinib) is working on the lung cancer?  how do you measure the efficacy?

Repeat CT scanning. Repeat ct scaning after 2-3 months of tarceva (erlotinib) use is done to measure the size of lung cancer lesions and to see if they are shrinking. Patients who get a severe skin rash with tarceva (erlotinib) are often likely to benefit more from tarceva (erlotinib) therapy. Read more...
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How long does the nausea side effect from radiation treatment for lung cancer last?   how do you tell if nausea is caused by radiation or tarceva (erlotinib)?

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Loved one in family is in stage 4 lung cancer, diagnosed 4 months ago. Oncologist has put him on tarceva (erlotinib) 100mg chemotherapy. Is radiation possible?

Possible . But prob ably only for a specific painful lesion at this stage. Read more...
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