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GEFTILON 250mg Tablet 10’s

$185.00

GEFTILON 250mg Tablet 10’s

GEFTILON 250mg Tablet

$185.00

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Geftilon 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. It is used 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.

Geftilon 250mg Tablet can be taken 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.

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 affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended 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 GEFTILON TABLET

BENEFITS OF GEFTILON 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. Geftilon 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 GEFTILON 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 Geftilon

  • Diarrhea
  • Dry skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

HOW TO USE GEFTILON 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. Geftilon 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW GEFTILON TABLET WORKS

Geftilon 250mg 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.

SAFETY ADVICE

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Geftilon 250mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Geftilon 250mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Geftilon 250mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Geftilon 250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Geftilon 250mg Tablet may make you feel weak. This may affect your driving ability.

Kidney

CAUTION
Geftilon 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Geftilon 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Geftilon 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Geftilon 250mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE GEFTILON TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Geftilon 250mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Brand

Celon Laboratories Ltd

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