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GEFTILON 250 MG TABLET

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Composition for GEFTILON

Gefitinib(250 mg)

food interaction for GEFTILON

alcohol interaction for GEFTILON

pregnancy interaction for GEFTILON

lactation interaction for GEFTILON

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

SALT INFORMATION for GEFTILON

Gefitinib(250 mg)

Uses

Geftilon 250 mg tablet is used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer.

How it works

Geftilon 250 mg tablet 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 GEFTILON

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Expert advice for GEFTILON

  • 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 GEFTILON

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 23 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)