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Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. It is used in patients in which it has spread to other parts of the body, who have abnormal epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) genes, and who have not had previous treatment for cancer.

Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule should be taken in a dose as recommended by the doctor. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. Your doctor may advice for regular monitoring of liver function while your taking this medicine.

Women who are undergoing treatment should use effective contraception method. It is important to avoid pregnancy during the treatment and for a month after completing the course of medicine. Diarrhea may occur as its side effect, so drink plenty of fluids. But, you must inform doctor if it does not stop or you find blood in stools. In case you develop ulceration in mouth, changes in your vision, or breathing difficulties than it is better to inform the doctor.

Uses of Gefimipsa Capsule

Side effects of Gefimipsa Capsule

Common
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Gefimipsa Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gefimipsa Capsule works

Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule may make you feel weak. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Gefimipsa Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Gefimipsa 250mg Capsule helps treat non-small cell lung cancer that is locally advanced, or has spread to other areas of the body.
  • Take it with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
  • Do not take antacids (to reduce the acid level of your stomach) 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking this medicine.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for a month after you stop taking it.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop ulceration in your mouth, changes in your vision or if you experience a worsening cough, shortness of breath, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.
  • Your doctor may want you to have regular blood tests to monitor your liver function while you are having treatment with this medicine.

Patient Concerns

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What is the purpose of Chemotherepy given at the time of radiotherapy in ca lung small cell carcinoma
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
She has lung cancer from 2011. But before she had breast cancer from 2007. Now she is taking tycarb and nolvadex 20 mg . her hemoglobin is 10. Please suggest a name of iron capsule/tonic which is folic acid free.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Take Cap Feoxy one per day
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FAQs

Q. Is Gefimipsa a monoclonal antibody?

No. It is not a monoclonal antibody.It is a tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

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