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GEFIMIPSA 250MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 1490 for 1 strip(s) (30 capsules each)
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Composition for GEFIMIPSA

Gefitinib(250mg)

food interaction for GEFIMIPSA

alcohol interaction for GEFIMIPSA

pregnancy interaction for GEFIMIPSA

lactation interaction for GEFIMIPSA

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gefimipsa 250mg capsule at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gefimipsa 250mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Gefimipsa 250mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for GEFIMIPSA

Gefitinib(250mg)

Uses

Gefimipsa 250mg capsule is used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer.

How it works

Gefimipsa 250mg capsule blocks a protein called ‘epidermal growth factor receptor’ (EGFR) which is involved in the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pancreatic inflammation, Liver inflammation, Bleeding, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in urination, Lung disorder, Fever, Hair loss, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Liver enzyme increased, Increased creatinine level in blood, Itching, Dry skin, Loss of appetite, Nail disorder, Eye redness, Eye itching, Sore eyelids, Eyelid redness, Skin reaction, Mouth ulcer, Skin redness, Vomiting, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES for GEFIMIPSA

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Expert advice for GEFIMIPSA

  • Do not take antacids (to reduce the acid level of your stomach) 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking gefitinib.
  • Take the tablet at about the same time each day.
  • Do not give gefitinib to children.
  • Do not take gefitinib, if you are allergic to gefitinib or similar medicines or to any of the other ingredients.
  • Avoid using gefitinib, if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • Avoid becoming pregnant during treatment with gefitinib because it could harm your baby.
  • If you are taking a medicine containing warfarin as an active substance, your doctor may need to do blood tests more often.
  • You may feel weak while taking this medicine, be careful while driving or using tools or machines.

Frequently asked questions for GEFIMIPSA

Gefitinib

Q.Is gefitinib a chemotherapy/monoclonal antibody/what is gefitinib used for/ what is gefitinib tablets/ what is gefitinib 250/Does gefitinib cure lung cancer?
Gefitinib (250 mg) is used to treat adults with non-small cell lung cancer. It is used as an adjunct to other chemotherapies. It is not a monoclonal antibody

Q.Is gefitinib effective/does gefitinib work?
Gefitinib is effective and works for most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration

Q.How is gefitinib administered?
Gefitinib is taken orally.

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Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)