"The programmed death (PD-1) inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck & Co) has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in lung cancer, becoming the second immunotherapy available for this tumor type."...
Single oral doses of TARCEVA up to 1,000 mg in healthy subjects and weekly doses up to 1,600 mg in cancer patients have been tolerated. Repeated twice-daily doses of 200 mg single-agent TARCEVA in healthy subjects were poorly tolerated after only a few days of dosing. Based on the data from these studies, an unacceptable incidence of severe adverse reactions, such as diarrhea, rash, and liver transaminase elevation, may occur above the recommended dose [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION]. In case of suspected overdose, TARCEVA should be withheld and symptomatic treatment instituted.
NoneThis monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/24/2016
Additional Tarceva Information
Tarceva - User Reviews
Tarceva User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get the latest treatment options.