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Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule

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SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Gefimipsa Capsule

Gefimipsa Capsule side effects

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. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gefimipsa Capsule works

Gefimipsa 250 mg 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.

Gefimipsa Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule may make you feel weak. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gefimipsa 250 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gefimipsa Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Gefimipsa 250 mg 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

Expert Advice

  • Gefimipsa 250 mg 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.

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Q. Is Gefimipsa a monoclonal antibody?

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

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