Introduction ( Geftinat 250 mg)
Geftinat 250 mg contains a drug called Gefitinib. It helps to relieve the extreme pain and discomfort suffered by patients with breast or non-small cell lung cancer. It slows down the cancer cells. It prevents the spread of the tissues. It belongs to a group of medicines called Antineoplastics. It can be taken orally.
Its brand name is Iressa. It is the medication used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and breast cancer. It is an EGFR inhibitor, which breaks up the signal through the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in target cells. It works to slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells. Geftinat blocks a certain protein ( tyrosine kinase). It is only effective in cancers with changed and overactive EGFR.
Non-small cell lung cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer. Cancer cells originate in your lung tissues. These cancer cells look larger. It grows slowly compared to small cell lung cancer. It spread to other parts of the body. It occurs when abnormal cells form and multiply in your lung tissues.
The breast is an organ that sits on top of the upper ribs and chest muscles. There is a left and right breast and each one has mainly glands, ducts ( a bodily tube that carries the secretion of a gland), and fatty tissues. Women breast make and deliver milk to feed newborns and infants. Breast cancers can start from different parts of the breast. Breast cancer tumors are abnormal growth in the breast. Cells in the breast grow out of control. It can spread to other parts of the body. Signs of breast cancer include feeling a lump in your breast, a change in the size of the breast, and the skin of the breasts.
Geftinat 250 mg should be taken without a meal at a fixed time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, rash, vomiting, and weight loss. It may cause severe diarrhea. Drink plenty of water. This medicine makes it sensitive to sunlight. So use sunscreen and wear protected clothes.
Benefits of Geftinat 250 mg
- Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer
Geftinat 250 mg Tablet helps to treat non-small cell lung cancer. This medicine gives alone or in combination with other medicines. It is powerful and effective medicine. You should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- Treatment of breast cancer
Geftinat 250 mg Tablet is used to treat breast cancer. It helps to stop the growth of cancer cells and their spread. It relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from the nipple, or changes in the shape or texture of the breast.
Side effects of Geftinat 250 mg
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you may experience any side effects that become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include
- Increase in liver enzyme
- Eye irritation
- Difficulty in breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Sore throat
How to take Geftinat 250 mg Tablet?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Take it with or without food by mouth. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Geftinat 250 mg work?
It works to block the protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) which is responsible for the growth and spread of cancer cells. It prevents the growth and spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body.