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Gefitinib - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Checked by S. Hemamalini, B. Pharm
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Information about Gefitinib

Generic Name : Gefitinib
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Gefitinib are provided here.
Pronunciation : geh-FIT-in-ib
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Gefitinib, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y43.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Gefitinib

India : 

International : 


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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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).
Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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pawan-rajdev, India

Can we take blood purifier during gefitinib treatment for minimizing the skin rashes.

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

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