What is Geftistar 250 mg Tablet ?
Geftistar belongs to the group of medications called antineoplastics, or anti-cancer medications. Geftistar, manufactured by Hetero, contains Gefitinib as an active ingredient. It is a prescription drug that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.
Geftistar 250 mg Tablets Uses :
Geftistar (Gefitinib) Tablet is used for treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Geftistar Gefitinib 250 mg Tablets Work :
Gefitinib is a type of biological therapy called a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Tyrosine kinase is a protein which acts as a chemical messenger (an enzyme). There are a number of different tyrosine kinases that encourage cancer cells to grow.
Geftistar (Gefitinib) works by preventing lung cancer cells from growing and multiplying. Many cells, including cancer cells, have receptors on their surfaces for epidermal growth factor (EGF), a protein that is normally produced by the body and that promotes the growth and multiplication of cells. When EGF attaches to epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs), it causes an enzyme called tyrosine kinase to become active within the cells. Tyrosine kinase triggers chemical processes that cause the cells, including cancer cells, to grow, multiply, and spread. Gefitinib attaches to EGFRs and thereby blocks the attachment of EGF and the activation of tyrosine kinase.
Geftistar 250 mg Side – Effects :
When you take Geftistar cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine can cause some side effects. Side effects can range from mild to severe and the risk of getting side effects varies from person to person. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur :
Common Side Effects : Acne ; Diarrhea ; Dry Skin ; Feeling Weak ; Itching ; Loss of Appetite ; Rash ; Weight Loss ; Sore mouth and ulcers ; Hair Loss ; Nail problems ; High temperature (fever) etc.
Serious Side Effects : Inflammation of the pancreas ; Allergic reaction ; inflammation of the liver ; A hole in the stomach or bowel ; Lung Tissue Problems ; Nosebleed ; Bloody Urine etc.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Geftistar Gefitinib 250mg Tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Geftistar 250 mg – Storage Details :
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Gefitinib tablet in a cool and dry place (Not in refrigerator).
• Do not leave it in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
• Keep this cancer medicine away from the reach of children or pets. A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
• Keep your medicine in the original container until it is time to take them.
• Do not store Geftistar or any other medicine in the bathroom or near the kitchen sink.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.