Geftinat


 WHAT IS GEFTINAT ?


   - GEFTINAT  contains the active substance gefitinib which blocks the protein called 'epidermal growth factor receptor, which is involved in the growth and spread of cancer cells.

   - GEFTINAT is used for the treatment of adult patients with nonepithelial carcinoma (lung cancer).

   - GEFTINAT Iressa is not indicated in the population under 18 years of age.

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING  GEFTINAT?


 You should not use GEFTINAT if you:

  -  Are allergic to gefitinib

  -  Are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  -  Have or have had some lung disease before.

  -  Have ever had liver problems.

 

HOW TO USE GEFTINAT?


   • The recommended dose is one tablet of 250 mg once daily.

   • The drug is applied every day approximately at the same time.

   • GEFINAT can be used with food with or without food.

   • Do not take antacids (medication taken to reduce the acidity of the stomach) two hours before, or an hour after taking the medicine.

   • If you have problems swallowing the tablet,  dissolve the whole tablet it in half of a glass water. And drink it when is completely dissolved within 20 Minutes

 

THE  USE  DURING PREGNANCY, LACTATION  AND HANDLING VEHICLES:


  -It is not recommended to use GEFTINAT during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

   GEFTINAT has no or negligible influence on your ability to drive or use machines.

 

WHAT ARE KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS:


 Talk to your doctor without delay if you notice any of the sides:

   • Allergic reactions

   • Serious shortness of breath or lack of breath that suddenly worsens,

   • Severe reactions to the skin like redness, pain, sores, blisters, and skin peeling.

   • Severe diarrhea, vomiting, nausea 

   • Eye problems such as redness, eye suppression, sensitivity to light, or changes in vision

   • Reactions to the skin such as acne, sometimes with itching and dry and/or cracked skin

   • Weakness

   • Dryness, redness, and pain in the mouth

   • Dry, itching and redness of the eyes

   • Hair loss

   • Bleeding from the nose and blood in the urine

   • Protein in urine

   • Cystitis (burning sensation when urinating and a frequent, urgent need for urination)

   • Inflammation of the liver, with or without jaundice

   • Gastrointestinal perforation

   • Inflammation of the blood vessels in the skin, which can lead to the appearance of bruises or rash on the skin that does not fade

   • Hemorrhagic cystitis (burning sensation in urination and a frequent urgent need for urination, with a presence of blood in the urine).

 

 

 

 

 

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Geftinat

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