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Erlotinib is approved to treat two types of cancer: non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. In particular, it is used for advanced cases of either type. The medication works by blocking the action of a protein in the body that tells cancer cells to grow and divide. Nausea, fatigue, and a rash are some of the most commonly reported side effects.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, erlotinib can cause side effects. Although not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems, most people will experience adverse reactions during treatment.