Tarceva and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Tarceva (erlotinib).
Moderate Food Interaction
Erlotinib should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal and at the same time each day unless otherwise directed by your doctor. You should also avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking erlotinib. Food and grapefruit can raise the levels of erlotinib in your body and lead to increased side effects. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
Tarceva drug interactions
There are 187 drug interactions with Tarceva (erlotinib).
Tarceva disease interactions
There are 5 disease interactions with Tarceva (erlotinib) which include:
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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