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Tarceva (Erlotinib)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Tarceva is a prescription drug that may be prescribed to treat:

  • Non-small cell lunch cancer (NSCLC) maintenance treatment for those with four or fewer cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy
  • Metastatic NSCLC with at least one failure of chemotherapy
  • Locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic pancreatic cancer in combination with chemotherapy

Tarceva is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that works by blocking the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). EGFR is normally on cell surfaces and can contribute to the growth of cancer cells.


The dose varies from 100-150 mg by mouth once daily. The dose is determined based on what is being treated. Take it exactly as prescribed.

Take Tarceva on an empty stomach an hour before or two hours after meals.


The active ingredient is erlotinib.


There are many possible drug-drug interactions, including:

  • Antacids
  • Cannabis
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Clofazimine
  • CloZAPine
  • CYP1A2 Inducers
  • CYP3A4 Inducers
  • Erdafitinib
  • Fexinidazole
  • FluvoxaMINE
  • Fosphenytoin-Phenytoin
  • Fusidic Acid
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Histamine H2 Receptor Antagonists
  • Hormonal Contraceptives
  • Ivosidenib
  • NiMODipine
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifapentine
  • Selpercatinib
  • Sirolimus
  • St John's Wort
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tobacco 
  • Ubrogepant
  • Warfarin


Ask your oncologist or pharmacist for a full list of precautions before starting this drug.

Side Effects

Common side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Acneiform eruption 
  • Alopecia 
  • Anemia
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Back pain
  • Bullous dermatitis
  • Chest pain 
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea 
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Dyspepsia 
  • Dyspnea
  • Epistaxis
  • Erythema 
  • Erythematous rash 
  • Exfoliative dermatitis 
  • Fatigue 
  • Fever
  • Folliculitis 
  • Headache
  • Hepatic failure
  • Hyperbilirubinemia 
  • Hypertrichosis 
  • Increased gamma-glutamyl transferase
  • Increased serum alt 
  • Increased serum creatinine 
  • Increased susceptibility to infection
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial pulmonary disease
  • Leukopenia 
  • Lymphocytopenia 
  • Mucositis
  • Muscle spasm
  • Musculoskeletal chest pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Nail disease
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Ostealgia 
  • Pain
  • Palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia 
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia 
  • Peripheral edema 
  • Pneumonitis 
  • Pruritus 
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary fibrosis 
  • Renal failure 
  • Respiratory tract infection 
  • Skin fissure 
  • Skin rash 
  • Stomatitis
  • Taste disorder
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Tinnitus 
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Voice disorder
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Xeroderma 
  • Xerostomia


Tarceva [package insert]. Melville, NY: OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2010.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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