Geftifos 250mg Tablet

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Geftifos 250mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

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₹340.0/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Geftifos Tablet

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Uses of Geftifos Tablet

Geftifos 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Small cell lung cancer.
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Side effects of Geftifos Tablet

Common

Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Weakness, Loss of appetite, Dry skin, Diarrhoea, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).

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How to use Geftifos Tablet

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Geftifos 250mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Geftifos Tablet works

In patients with cancer, a change in DNA (genetic material) triggers a signal which produces abnormal cancer cells. Geftifos 250mg tablet blocks this signal, and thus stops the production of these cancer cells.

In Depth Information on Geftifos Tablet

Expert advice for Geftifos Tablet

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Geftifos 250mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Geftifos 250mg Tablet 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.
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Lactation
Geftifos 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Geftifos 250mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Patients may experience undesirable effects like asthenia and should avoid driving vehicles or using machines.
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Kidney
SAFE
Geftifos 250mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney
disease. No dose adjustment of Geftifos 250mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Geftifos 250mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Gefitinib

Geftifos (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
Geftifos is effective and works for most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration
Geftifos is taken orally.

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