What is Geftinat (Gefitinib) used for?
Geftinat (Gefitinib) is an oral cancer medication prescribed for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. The treatment destroys, prevents, or slows the growth of cancerous cells and masses allowing other procedures to be performed to remove them. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Geftinat (Gefitinib)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions when using Geftinat (Gefitinib) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered each day, although your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. A meal or snack may be recommended before each use if you experience nausea. Never chew, crush, or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Geftinat (Gefitinib)?
The use of Geftinat (Gefitinib) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as fever, flu symptoms, chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe diarrhoea or vomiting, eye pain, or unexplained bleeding. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Geftinat (Gefitinib) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen, or lactose intolerant. Also inform your doctor if you have liver cirrhosis, severely reduced liver function, or severely reduced kidney function as these conditions may lead to unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly use Geftinat (Gefitinib) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Geftinat (Gefitinib) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.