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Erlotinib belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastics. It is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer after the failure of other chemotherapy treatment. It is also used together with another medicine called gemcitabine (e.g., Gemzar®) to treat cancer of the pancreas .
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She did develop the face rash (acne), which went away after she went off Tarceva for a week and took an antibiotic. She also has had trouble with slow healing wounds in her toes, which her doc says is a side effect common to tarceva. She also gets frequent and sudden diarrhea.
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