Erlotinib is used for the treatment of metastatic (cancer that has already spread) non-small cell lung cancer in patients with specific kinds of abnormal epidermal growth factor (EGFR) gene mutations. Your doctor will conduct a test before you take this medicine.

This medicine is also used together with another medicine called gemcitabine (for example, Gemzar) to treat cancer of the pancreas. Erlotinib is part of a group of medicines called antineoplastics (cancer medicines). It works by intermeddling with the growth of cancer cells, which are ultimately destroyed.

This medication is only available under the prescription of your doctor.


The product is available in the following dosing forms:

  1. Tablet