Gefitero 250mg Tablet 10'S

Cancer/Oncology Rx required
NOT AVAILABLE
10 Tablet(s) in a Strip Mfr: Hetero Healthcare Ltd Country of Origin: NA
M.R.P.: Rs.2,900.00

What is GEFITERO 250MG?

  • GEFITERO 250MG contains Gefitinib that blocks a protein called ‘epidermal growth factor receptor’ (EGFR) which is involved in the growth and spread of cancer cells
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What GEFITERO 250MG is used for?

It is used to,

  • treat adults with non-small cell lung cancer

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Talk to your doctor before using this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to gefitinib or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have ever had any other lung problems. Some lung problems may get worse during treatment with GEFITERO 250MG
  • have ever had problems with your liver
  • It is recommended that you avoid becoming pregnant during treatment with GEFITERO 250MG because GEFITERO 250MG could harm your baby
  • Do not take GEFITERO 250MG if you are breast-feeding for the safety of your baby
  • Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breast-feeding
  • GEFITERO 250MG is not indicated in children and adolescents under 18 years
  • If you feel weak while taking this medicine, take care driving or using tools or machines

Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

If you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • phenytoin or carbamazepine (for epilepsy)
  • rifampicin (for tuberculosis)
  • itraconazole (for fungal infections)
  • barbiturates (a type of medicine used for sleeping problems)
  • proton-pump inhibitors, H2-antagonists and antacids (for ulcers, indigestion, heartburn and to reduce acids in the stomach)
  • warfarin (a so-called oral anticoagulant, to prevent blood clots)
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The recommended dose is one 250 mg tablet per day
  • Take the tablet at about the same time each day
  • You can take the tablet with or without food
  • Do not take antacids (to reduce the acid level of your stomach) 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking GEFITERO 250MG
  • If you have trouble swallowing the tablet, dissolve it in half a glass of still (non-fizzy) water. Do not use any other liquids. Do not crush the tablet. Swirl the water until the tablet has dissolved

If you take more GEFITERO 250MG

  • If you have taken more tablets than you should, talk to a doctor straight away

If you forget to take GEFITERO 250MG

  • If it is 12 hours or more until your next dose: take the missed tablet as soon as you remember
  • Then take the next dose as usual
  • If it is less than 12 hours until your next dose: skip the missed tablet. Then take the next tablet at the usual time
  • Do not take a double dose (two tablets at the same time) to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking GEFITERO 250MG

  • Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • severe breathlessness, or sudden worsening breathlessness, possibly with a cough or fever. This may mean that you have an inflammation of the lungs called ‘interstitial lung disease’
  • allergic reaction such as swollen face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty to swallow, hives, nettle rash and difficulty breathing
  • dehydration caused by long term or severe diarrhoea, vomiting (being sick), nausea (feeling sick) or loss of appetite and fever
  • skin reactions such as an acne-like rash, which is sometimes itchy with dry and/or cracked skin
  • red or sore mouth
  • red and sore eyelids
  • nail problems and hair loss
  • bleeding (such as nose bleed or blood in your urine)
  • protein in your urine (shown in a urine test)
  • increase of creatinine levels in a blood test (related to kidney function)
  • cystitis (burning sensations during urination and frequent, urgent need to urinate)
  • inflammation of the liver or pancreas
  • gastrointestinal perforation
  • eye problems such as pain, redness, watery eyes, light sensitivity, changes in vision or ingrowing eyelashes. This may mean that you have an ulcer on the surface of the eye (cornea)
  • inflammation of the blood vessels in the skin. This may give the appearance of bruising or patches of non-blanching rash on the skin
  • haemorrhagic cystitis (burning sensations during urination and frequent, urgent need to Urinate with blood in the urine)

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  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)
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