Geftilon 250mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Geftilon 250 MG Description
Geftilon Tablet is an anti-cancer medication containing gefitinib as its main component. It is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Uses of Geftilon 250 MG
For the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Contraindications of Geftilon 250 MG
- If you are allergic to gefitinib or any of the ingredient of Geftilon Tablet
- If you are breastfeeding
Side effects of Geftilon 250 MG
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
- Fever, eating disorder
- Skin rash, itching, redness
- Loss of appetite, weakness
- Dry or sore mouth
- Conjunctivitis, dry eye
- Hair loss, nail disorder
- Nosebleed, blood in urine (bleeding)
Precautions and Warnings of Geftilon 250 MG
Can I take Geftilon Tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information on the use of this medicine in pregnancy. Hence it is recommended not to use the same unless prescribed by your doctor.
Can I take Geftilon Tablet while breastfeeding?
You must not breastfeed while on treatment with this medicine, as it is unknown if gefitinib passes into breast milk
Can I drive if I have consumed Geftilon Tablet?
You may feel weak during the treatment. So if you experience such symptoms be cautious while driving or operating tools.
Can I consume alcohol with Geftilon Tablet?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol along with this medicine. So it is important to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have problems with your lungs
- You have a history of liver problem
- You are already taking any other medicines like rifampicin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, warfarin, antacids etc.
- You develop eye problems
- You develop stomach and intestinal problems
- You experience diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting while on treatment, contact the doctor
- This medicine is not recommended for use in children & adolescents
Mode of Action of Geftilon 250 MG
How Does It Work?
Gefitinib works by blocking a certain protein which is responsible for the growth of cancer cells. Thus stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.
Directions for Use of Geftilon 250 MG
- Geftilon Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
- Swallow it whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
- It can be taken with or without food.
- It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
- You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Geftilon 250 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Geftilon Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines to treat fungal infections, tuberculosis, fits, sleep problems, psychiatric illnesses or are taking antacids
Storage and disposal of Geftilon 250 MG
- Store Geftilon Tablet in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sun light and heat.
- Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
Dosage of Geftilon 250 MG
- Symptoms of overdose are diarrhoea, skin rash
- If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the composition of Geftilon Tablet?
A: Geftilon Tablet contains gefitinib as its active ingredient.
Q: What is the use of Geftilon Tablet?
A: Geftilon Tablet is used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
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- Gefitinib 250 mg film-coated tablets - Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2022 [cited 8 June 2022]
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