Geftistar 250 mg Tablet is use in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. It is use in patients in which it has spread to other parts of the body, who have abnormal epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) genes, and who have not had previous treatment for cancer.
Geftistar 250 mg Tablet can be take with or without food, but better to have it same time every day for better results.
You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises for it.
The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised.
Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects.
It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Most common side effects
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, rash, vomiting and weight loss.
It may cause severe diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids or consult with your doctor if it bothers you.
It makes you sensitive towards sunlight, hence wear protective clothing or use sunscreen while going out. In case you develop ulceration in mouth, changes in your vision, or breathing difficulties than it is better to inform the doctor.
Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of liver function while you are taking this medicine.
Many other medicines can affect, or be affect by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using.
This medicine is not recommend during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
If you have to take an antacid or any other medicine, take it at a gap of at least 2 hours after taking the cancer medicine.
USES OF GEFTISTAR TABLET
Non-small cell lung cancer
BENEFITS OF GEFTISTAR 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.
Geftistar 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 GEFTISTAR TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Geftistar
- Dry skin
- Loss of appetite
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Weight loss
HOW TO USE GEFTISTAR TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Geftistar 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW GEFTISTAR TABLET WORKS
Geftistar 250 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.