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Home » Products » Anti Cancer Drugs » Geftinat


Product Code : 01
Brand Name : Natco
Product Description


The medicine is formulated by using gefitinib and basically belongs to a class of anti-cancer medications called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Geftinat is used for curing non-small cell lung cancer and effectively blocks the action of chemicals which multiply the growth of cancer cells.

Supplied as:Available as 250mg tablets Dosage
Usually given once a day with or without food

Symptoms like diarrhea and rash

Precautions & Warnings:
Should not be taken without consulting the doctor if the patient ever had pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), or liver or kidney disease


Not recommended if the patient is allergic to the medicine or any of its constituents

Kindly notify the doctor immediately, if allergic reactions (difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives), lung problems, liver problems, eye problems, severe nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or diarrhea during treatment are noticed

Doctor consultation recommended for pregnant women or for those who are breast feeding their child

Drug Interactions:

  •     Cimetidine, ranitidine, esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole
  •     Rifampin or phenytoin
  •     Ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, ritonavir, nelfinavir, indinavir, nefazodone
  •     The blood-thinning effects of warfarin may be increased by geftinat and hence, the risk of bleeding may increase

Side Effects:

  •     Dry skin, itching, rash, acne and mouth sores
  •     Weight loss, weakness, new or worsening shortness of breath
  •     Cough or fever
  •     Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite
  •     Eye pain, redness, or irritation, change in vision, growth of eyelashes on the inside of the eyelid, hives, swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, arms, feet, ankles or lower legs

Note: Geftinat is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.