Gefitinib 250mgGeneric Alternative to Iressa
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Gefitinib Drug Information
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Gefitinib is used to treat lung cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Gefitinib blocks a certain protein (an enzyme called tyrosine kinase).
Gefitinib has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if you develop symptoms of liver disease, including stomach/abdominal pain, extreme fatigue, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin. Gefitinib has also rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) holes in the wall of the stomach or intestines. Get medical help right away if you develop stomach/abdominal pain, black/bloody stools, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
How to Use Gefitinib
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking gefitinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take gefitinib by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you have trouble swallowing the tablet, you may place the tablet in a glass of water (4 to 8 ounces/120 to 240 milliliters). Stir well for 15 minutes. Drink all of the mixture right away. Rinse the cup with another 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 milliliters) of water and drink the rinse water to make sure you get the full dose. Medications which reduce or block stomach acid (such as proton pump inhibitors/PPIs, H2 blockers, antacids) may reduce the absorption of gefitinib, making it work less well. If you take PPIs (such as omeprazole, lansoprazole), take gefitinib at least 12 hours before or 12 after the PPI. If you take antacids or H2 blockers (such as famotidine, ranitidine), take them at least 6 hours before or at least 6 hours after Gefitinib 250mg. The Dosage of Gefitinib 250mg is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, lab tests, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Use Gefitinib 250mg regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not increase your dose or use Gefitinib 250mg more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.
Before taking Gefitinib 250mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Gefitinib 250mg may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Gefitinib 250mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,lung disease (e.g., pulmonary fibrosis), severe kidney disease, eye problems, stomach/intestinal ulcers, other stomach/intestinal problems (such as diverticulitis, blockage, bowel disease), smoking, cancer that has spread to the bowels. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using gefitinib. Gefitinib may harm an unborn baby. Ask about reliable forms of birth control while using Gefitinib 250mg and for 2 weeks after stopping treatment. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of Gefitinib 250mg. It is unknown if Gefitinib 250mg passes into breast milk. Because of possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using gefitinib is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Gefitinib 250mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it is less than 12 hours before the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval."blood thinners" (warfarin), drugs which reduce stomach acid (e.g., ranitidine, cimetidine, famotidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole), vinorelbine, NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen), corticosteroids (such as prednisone).
Gefitinib Side Effects
What are Gefitinib side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Gefitinib may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Gefitinib as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Gefitinib
The side effects of Gefitinib may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Gefitinib. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Gefitinib may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Gefitinib, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Gefitinib.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Gefitinib, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Gefitinib and the side effects associated with Gefitinib are described in the following:
Common Gefitinib Side Effects
- Tumor Hemorrhage
- pruritus of skin
- acne vulgaris
- dry skin
- general weakness
- skin rash
- weight loss
Less Frequent Gefitinib Side Effects
- peripheral edema
- increased aspartate transaminase
- increased alanine transaminase
- aphthous stomatitis
- bullous dermatitis
- dry eye
Rare or Very Rare Gefitinib Side Effects
- cutaneous vasculitis
- corneal ulcer
- corneal erosion
- ocular pain
- ocular inflammation
- interstitial pneumonitis
- interstitial lung disease
- acute pancreatitis
- erythema multiforme
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- gastrointestinal perforation
- acute respiratory insufficiency
- pulmonary thromboembolism
- hemorrhagic cystitis
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Gefitinib 250mg when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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