Treatment for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer that helps to overcome

1. Cough that won't go away,
2. Shortness of breath
3. Weight loss or coughing up blood.

Geftinat 250 mg Tablet

Geftinat 250 mg Tablet

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Introduction about Geftinat 250MG

Geftinat 250MG contains gefitinib which belongs to a class of medicines called kinase inhibitors. It blocks a protein called ‘epidermal growth factor receptor’ (EGFR). This protein is involved in growth and spread of the cancer cells. It is used to treat with non-small cell lung cancer. This cancer is a disease in which the malignant (cancer) cells form in tissues of the lung.

Gefitinib acts by inhibiting ‘epidermal growth factor receptor’ (EGFR) signal transduction pathways. EGFR is found on the surface of many cancer as well as normal cells which receives signal from other cells and transmits it into the cell by causing a chemical reaction that modifies other proteins. By blocking these signals, it inhibits the growth and multiplication of the cells.

The recommended dose is 250 mg per day or as directed by physician. You can take with or without food. Do not take antacids for 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking GEFTINAT 250MG. It is not indicated in the children and adolescents under 18 years. Tell your doctor if you are taking, have taken or might take any other medicines. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, may become pregnant or breast-feeding. If you feel weak while taking this medicine, take care when driving or using tools or machines. The common side effects are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, weakness, red or sore mouth and dry mouth.

Uses of Geftinat Tablet

  • Treat adults with the non-small cell lung cancer

How Geftinat 250MG Works

GEFTINAT 250MG acts by inhibiting ‘epidermal growth factor receptor’ (EGFR) signal transduction pathways. EGFR is found on the surface of many cancer as well as normal cells which receives signal from other cells and transmits it into the cell by causing a chemical reaction that modifies other proteins. By blocking these signals, it inhibits the growth and multiplication of the cells.

Benefits of Geftinat Tablet

In Non-small cell lung 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 250mg Tablet helps treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines. It is a 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.

Side Effects of Geftinat 250MG

SERIOUS

  • Allergic reaction, if symptoms include swollen face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty to swallow, hives, nettle rash and difficulty breathing
  • Serious breathlessness or sudden worsening breathlessness with a cough or fever
  • Severe skin reactions affecting large areas of your body which may include redness, pain, ulcers, blisters, and shedding of the skin
  • Eye problems such as pain, redness, watery eyes, light sensitivity, changes in vision or in growing eyelashes

COMMON

  • Diarrhea, vomiting and nausea
  • Skin reactions including acne-like rash, which is sometimes itchy with dry and/or cracked skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness, red or sore mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry, red or itchy eyes
  • Red and sore eyelids
  • Nail problems
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Bleeding (such as nosebleed or blood in your urine)
  • Protein in urine (shown in a urine test)

RARE

  • Inflammation of blood vessels in the skin
  • Burning sensations during urination and urgency to urinate with blood in the urine

How To Manage Side Effects

Skin Itching:

Avoid bath in hot water because hot water can irritate the skin. Moisturizers can be used regular basis to soothe and hydrate the affected area.

Nausea and vomiting:

Keep try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Diarrhea:

Drink lot of fluid, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

Warning & Precautions

Pregnancy

GEFTINAT 250MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BreastFeeding

GEFTINAT 250MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Driving And Using Machines

Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, it may make you feel dizzy.

Alcohol

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine.

Liver

GEFTINAT 250MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

Allergy

Do not take if you are allergic to the medicine.

Lungs

GEFTINAT 250MG should be taken with caution in patients with other severe lung disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

Interactions

Talk to your doctor if you are taking:

  • Phenytoin or carbamazepine (for epilepsy)
  • Rifampicin (for tuberculosis)
  • Itraconazole (for fungal infections)
  • Barbiturates (medicine used for sleeping problems)
  • Herbal remedies containing St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum, used for the depression and anxiety)
  • Proton-pump inhibitors, H2-antagonists and antacids

FAQS

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How do I take GEFTINAT 250MG?

Take this medicine with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

How GEFTINAT 250MG works?

It works by inhibiting the ‘epidermal growth factor receptor’ (EGFR) signal transduction pathways. EGFR is found on the surface of many cancer as well as normal cells which receives signal from other cells and transmits it into the cell by causing a chemical reaction that modifies other proteins. By blocking these signals, it inhibits the growth and multiplication of the cells.

Is GEFTINAT 250MG cytotoxic?

No, it is not a cytotoxic agent.

In how much time, cancer grow in the lungs?

It usually takes three to six months for most types of lung cancer to double their size. It took many years for lung cancer to reach a size that could be diagnosed in X-Ray.

What are the first sign of lung cancer?

The most common sign of lung cancer is a cough that lasts long and gets worse with time. Sometimes, a patient may notice blood in the cough. Chest pain is also a sign of lung cancer followed by coughing.

I am planning to be pregnant can i take Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30's?

Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30’s may affect the ability of women to have a child. Thus it is advised to tell your doctor if you have such a plan.

What should i avoid while taking Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30's?

It is suggested to avoid taking an antacid or stomach acid-reducing medicine within 6 hours after taking Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30’s as it may make the medicine less effective if taken simultaneously.

I am a diabetic person, can i take Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30's?

Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30’s is safe to be taken by a diabetic person. However, take Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30’s only after asking with a doctor as they may adjust the dosing according to the patient’s condition.

Can a pregnant lady use Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30's?

Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30’s is restricted to use in pregnancy. A woman needs to have a negative pregnancy test before starting treatment with this medicine. It is better to use effective birth control methods to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine or at least 6 months after taking the last dose of Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30’s.

When should I stop the treatment with Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30's?

Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30’s should be stopped in cases where a person faces a serious side effect that affects life quality. Otherwise, it would be best if you kept taking Geftinat 250mg Tablet 30’s until your doctor asks you to stop it.

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