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Tarceva (erlotinib) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Tarceva (erlotinib):

Moderate

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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.

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Tarceva (erlotinib) drug interactions

There are 178 drug interactions with Tarceva (erlotinib)

Tarceva (erlotinib) disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Tarceva (erlotinib) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor 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.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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