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Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Geftiglan Tablet

Geftiglan Tablet side effects

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

How to use Geftiglan 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. Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Geftiglan Tablet works

Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet 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.

Geftiglan Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Geftiglan 250 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet 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.
Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet may make you feel weak. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Geftiglan Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • Geftiglan 250 mg Tablet 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

Questions Related to Geftiglan

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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.
For last couple of days i am having difficulty in breathing. My chest feels tight. In the centre of my chest some times there is a pain I use to smoke 6-7 cigarettes daily. Can this be a symptom of lung cancer and if yes then what are the teats you will suggest
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Thanks for reaching out to me, this could not be because of lung cancer, please do ECG and consult general physician.
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FAQs

Q. Is Geftiglan a monoclonal antibody?

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

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Gland Pharma Limited, 6-3-865/1/2, Greenland Apartments, Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500016, India
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