Medicine Overview of Geftipar Tablet
Uses of Geftipar Tablet
Geftipar 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Small cell lung cancer.
Side effects of Geftipar Tablet
Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Weakness, Loss of appetite, Dry skin, Diarrhoea, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).
How to use Geftipar 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 Geftipar 250mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Geftipar Tablet works
In patients with cancer, a change in DNA (genetic material) triggers a signal which produces abnormal cancer cells. Geftipar 250mg tablet blocks this signal, and thus stops the production of these cancer cells.
In Depth Information on Geftipar Tablet
Expert advice for Geftipar 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.
Special precautions for Geftipar 250mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Geftipar 250mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Geftipar 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactati+more
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
Geftipar 250mg Tablet may make you feel weak. This may affect your driving ability....
Geftipar 250mg Tablet may make you feel weak. This may affect your driving ability.
Geftipar 250mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney+more
disease. No dose adjustment of Geftipar 250mg Tablet is recommended....
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Frequently asked questions for Geftipar 250mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Gefitinib
Q. Is Geftipar a chemotherapy/monoclonal antibody/what is Geftipar used for/ what is Geftipar tablets/ what is Geftipar 250/Does Geftipar cure lung cancer?
Geftipar (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
Geftipar is effective and works for most patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration
Geftipar is taken orally.
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