Trade name: Geftifos
Strength: 250 mg
Active ingredient: Gefitinib
Category: Gefitinib is in a class of medications called kinase inhibitors (cancer chemotherapy agent).
Pregnancy category: Gefitinib belongs to US FDA pregnancy category D (Positive evidence of risk).
Uses: Geftifos 250 mg tablet is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer after other cancer chemotherapy treatments have not been successful.
How to use: Take Geftifos 250 mg tablet orally with or without food with glass of water. It is taken once in a day. If you have difficulty in swallowing the tablet, you can dissolve it in the water and drink water.
Side Effects: Acne, dry skin, skin rash, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, Poor appetite, mouth sores, weakness, vision problems, eye irritation
Dosage: Usual Adult Dose for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: 250 mg orally once a day
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: December 29th, 2015
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