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General Recommendations

Trichomegaly / Hypertrichosis may occur; prophylactic measures are unavailable.


Any grade: trimming of the eyelashes to avoid conjunctivitis.
Eflornithine cream for vellus hair Hypertrichosis.
In severe cases, laser epilation may be useful.1


  • Eflornithine cream.

EGFRI Treatment

Continue with the selected EGFRI-treatment regimen. Continue with/withold the selected EGFRI-treatment regimen, as recommended in the current and relevant SmPC and according to the patient’s condition. 2,3,4,5,6


1Segaert S et al. Eur J Cancer 2009; 45(Suppl 1): 295-308.
2European Medicine Agency. Tarceva® (erlotinib) Summary of Product Characteristics 2009.
3European Medicine Agency. Iressa® (gefitinib) Summary of Product Characteristics 2009.
4European Medicine Agency. Erbitux® (cetuximab) Summary of Product Characteristics 2009.
5European Medicine Agency. Vectibix® (panitumumab) Summary of Product Characteristics 2009.
6European Medicine Agency. Tyverb® (lapatinib) Summary of Product Characteristics 2010. 

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