Review: Tarceva and Pepcid
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Tarceva and Pepcid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 281 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
What are the drugs
Tarceva (latest outcomes from 6,801 users) has active ingredients of erlotinib hydrochloride. It is often used in lung cancer.
Pepcid (latest outcomes from 22,818 users) has active ingredients of famotidine. It is often used in gastroesophageal reflux disease.
On Jul, 19, 2014: 281 people who take Tarceva, Pepcid are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Tarceva (erlotinib hydrochloride)
- Pepcid (famotidine)
Drug effectiveness over time :
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Anaemia||Supraventricular Tachycardia||Tachycardia||Vomiting||n/a||n/a||Malignant Neoplasm Progression|
|Pyrexia||Decreased Appetite||Small Intestinal Obstruction||Rash||Rash|
|Neoplasm Malignant||Pneumonia||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Staphylococcus Test Positive||Dyspnoea|
|Dermatitis Acneiform||Paronychia||Staphylococcal Bacteraemia||Skin Odour Abnormal||Pulmonary Embolism|
|Interstitial Lung Disease||Neoplasm Malignant||Cellulitis||Skin Fissures||Pleural Effusion|
|Hepatic Function Abnormal||Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Intestinal Obstruction||Skin Erosion||Decreased Appetite|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Pneumonia|
|Anaemia||Malignant Neoplasm Progression|
|Pulmonary Embolism||Pleural Effusion|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis||Pyrexia|
|Lung Adenocarcinoma||Interstitial Lung Disease|
Drug effectiveness by age :
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Rash||Hypophagia||Anaemia||Malignant Neoplasm Progression|
|Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased||Meningitis||Insomnia||Rash|
|Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Abdominal Pain||Hyperglycaemia||Interstitial Lung Disease|
|Malignant Neoplasm Progression||General Physical Health Deterioration||Rash||Death|
|Akathisia||Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased||Paronychia||Hepatic Function Abnormal|
|Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage Unspecified||Nausea||Pulmonary Embolism||Lung Adenocarcinoma|
|Muscle Twitching||Suicide Attempt||Pneumothorax||Decreased Appetite|
|Adenosquamous Cell Lung Cancer||Performance Status Decreased||Malignant Neoplasm Progression||Anaemia|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Does anyone else have anorexia while taking tarceva? what do you do?
I've been on tarceva for over two years--combatting Stage IV lung cancer. Doing super well despite most of the side effects mentioned by tarceva users (sore finger and toe tips, broken out face, hoarse voice, etc.) But recently I have lost 35 pounds in a few months, and food tastes dreadful(like b ...
- Can i take 2 aleve if i have a headache when i'm on tarceva
At night I have a slight headache and want to know if it is ok to take 2 aleve. Doesn't happen every night. Just been on tarceva for 12 days.
- I have a peptic ulcer and my blood pressure goes up and down is this normal .i usually have prefect blood pressure. what is causing this to happen.
I have been on a bland diet for a peptic ulcer last night i tried to eat regular food and my blood pressure spiked up to 158/107 for just a few mins and came down but it has been going up and down. Is this normal?
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Tarceva (erlotinib hydrochloride) is often used to treat lung cancer. Pepcid (famotidine) is often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Tarceva is used in:
- Pepcid is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Tarceva alternatives:
- Pepcid alternatives:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.
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