Geftinat (Gefitinib)

Natco Pharma Ltd

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Geftinat (Gefitinib 250mg) is a generic version of a popular branded 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.

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Geftinat (Gefitinib 250mg) is a generic version of popular branded anti-cancer medications used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. It is used in patients in which it has spread to other parts of the body, who have abnormal epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) genes, and who have not had previous treatment for cancer.

Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the major kinds of lung cancer and it affects both smokers as well as non-smokers. Geftinat helps treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines. It is potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Geftinat can be taken with or without food, but better to have it at the same time every day for better results. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, rash, vomiting, and weight loss. It may cause severe diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids or consult with your doctor if it bothers you. It makes you sensitive to sunlight, hence wear protective clothing or use sunscreen while going out. In case you develop ulceration in the mouth, changes in your vision, or breathing difficulties then it is better to inform the doctor. Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of liver function while you are taking this medicine.

Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.  If you have to take an antacid or any other medicine, take it at a gap of at least 2 hours after taking the cancer medicine.

Geftinat (Gefitinib 250mg) quick tips:

  • Geftinat 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.
Tablets

30 tablets, 90 tablets, 150 tablets, 300 tablets, 600 tablets

Frequently Asked Questions

When should Geftinat be avoided?
Geftinat is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

What is the dosage of Geftinat?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

How should Geftinat be taken?
Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. A Geftinat tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

What are the storage conditions for Geftinat?
Store at room temperature 59-86°F (15-30°C).

Warnings & Precautions

Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy. If you have to take an antacid or any other medicine, take it at a gap of at least 2 hours after taking the cancer medicine.

Geftinat should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Geftinat may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Geftinat.

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

Possible Side-effects

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them.

Possible side effects of Geftinat (Gefitinib 250mg) include:
– Diarrhea
– Dry skin
– Loss of appetite
– Nausea
– Rash
– Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
– Vomiting
– Weakness
– Weight loss

  1. Mary Lock

    My very first medication for lung cancer, and it is too effective, that I still continue this medicine.

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