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General Information on Gefitinib

Generic Name : Gefitinib

Pronunciation : geh-FIT-in-ib

Latest prescription information about Gefitinib. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Gefitinib

Why is Gefitinib Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for non-small cell lung cancer. It blocks the action of a certain substance that may be needed for cancer cell multiplication.

When should Gefitinib not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Gefitinib?

Adult- PO- The recommended daily dose is one 250 mg.

How should Gefitinib be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Gefitinib?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lung disease, heart, kidney, or liver problems; any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause changes in vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Gefitinib?

Diarrhea, rash, pimples, dry skin, nausea, vomiting, itching, loss of appetite, weakness and weight loss.

What are the other precautions for Gefitinib?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Gefitinib?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20-25°C).

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felixyang, Singapore

Hi I am in Singapore, could you let me know how to make a purchase of the Gefitinib. thank you

Navinv, United States

Hi, I want to buy 90 tablets of Gefitinib [250 mg]. I live in USA. Please let me know how to buy (payment method/delivery etc.) Thanks, Navin

junhuiluo, United States

Hello, I am interested in purchasing 30 tablets of Chemogef made by Neon Lab, to be shipped to China. I cannot find a way to purchase online. Can you let me know how to make a purchase? Thank you.

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