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Review: taking Tarceva and Pepcid together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Tarceva and Pepcid together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Tarceva and Pepcid. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 282 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Apr, 23, 2015: 282 people who take Tarceva, Pepcid are studied

Tarceva, Pepcid outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Tarceva (erlotinib hydrochloride)
- Pepcid (famotidine)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Tarceva is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Pepcid is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Tarceva is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Pepcid is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Tarceva is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
Pepcid is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Malignant Neoplasm ProgressionAnaemiaSupraventricular TachycardiaTachycardiaVomitingn/an/aMalignant Neoplasm Progression
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaDeathHypotensionCardiopulmonary FailurePneumonia
PyrexiaDecreased AppetiteSmall Intestinal ObstructionRashRash
Neoplasm MalignantDermatitis AcneiformDeep Vein ThrombosisStaphylococcus Test PositiveDyspnoea
PneumoniaConstipationCardiac ArrestBronchitisAnaemia
Dermatitis AcneiformParonychiaStaphylococcal BacteraemiaSkin Odour AbnormalPulmonary Embolism
Hepatic Function AbnormalNeoplasm MalignantCellulitisSkin FissuresPleural Effusion
Decreased AppetiteMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionIntestinal ObstructionSkin ErosionDecreased Appetite

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Malignant Neoplasm ProgressionPneumonia
DeathMalignant Neoplasm Progression
Respiratory FailureDyspnoea
Pulmonary EmbolismPleural Effusion
Deep Vein ThrombosisPyrexia
Lung AdenocarcinomaInterstitial Lung Disease
HyponatraemiaBack Pain

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/an/an/aRashHypophagiaAnaemiaMalignant Neoplasm Progression
DiarrhoeaGastrointestinal HaemorrhageDiarrhoeaPneumonia
HypocalcaemiaHypoalbuminaemiaNeoplasm MalignantDiarrhoea
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedMeningitisPulmonary EmbolismRash
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedAbdominal PainHyperglycaemiaInterstitial Lung Disease
Malignant Neoplasm ProgressionGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationRashDeath
AkathisiaGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedPneumothoraxHepatic Function Abnormal
Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage UnspecifiedNauseaInsomniaLung Adenocarcinoma
Muscle TwitchingSuicide AttemptParonychiaDecreased Appetite
Adenosquamous Cell Lung CancerPerformance Status DecreasedDecreased AppetiteAnaemia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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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.

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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