GEFTINAT (Gefitinib)

  • Medicine Name- Geftinat
  • API- Gefitinib
  • Packaging- Tablets
  • Strength- 250 mg
  • Manufactured by- Natco Pharma
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Description

Gefitinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is prescribed as initial therapy for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with specific EGFR mutations (exon 19 deletions or exon 21 L858R substitution).

Limitation of Use: This therapeutic drug is not recommended for individuals with tumors possessing EGFR mutations other than exon 19 deletions or exon 21 (L858R) substitution mutations, as its safety and efficacy have not been established in such cases.

Dosage and Side Effects

The recommended dose of Gefitinib is 250 mg orally once daily with or without food until there is evidence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Do not take any missed dose within 12 hours of the next dose. 

The most common side effects of Gefitinib are skin reactions and diarrhea.

Warning and Precautions

  • ILD or ILD-like adverse drug reactions (e.g., pneumonitis, lung infiltration, acute respiratory distress syndrome, or pulmonary fibrosis) may occur. Withhold treatment and promptly evaluate for ILD in any patient who presents with worsening respiratory symptoms such as dyspnea, cough, and fever. Permanently stop treatment if ILD is confirmed.
  • Increased alanine aminotransferase (ALT), increased aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and increased bilirubin may be reported. Obtain periodic liver function testing. Withhold treatment in those with worsening liver function and stop treatment in those with severe hepatic impairment.
  • Gastrointestinal perforation may occur in patients treated with Geftinat 250 mg tablets. Permanently stop treatment in those who develop gastrointestinal perforation.
  • Bullous conditions including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and erythema multiforme may emerge from treatment with Gefitinib. This treatment should be interrupted or stopped if the patient develops severe bullous, blistering, or exfoliating conditions. 
  • Gefitinib can be responsible for causing fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Women capable of becoming pregnant should utilize reliable contraception throughout treatment and for a minimum of two weeks following the conclusion of therapy.

FAQ's

What is Gefitinib?

Gefitinib is a prescription drug used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has certain mutations. It works by blocking the action of a protein involved in cancer cell growth.

How should I take Gefitinib

Take Gefitinib orally, usually once daily with or without food, as directed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, and do not chew or crush it.

How can I store Gefitinib?

Store Gefitinib at room temperature, between 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), in a dry place away from light and moisture. Keep it well closed in its original packaging.

How much does Gefitinib cost in India?

Gefitinib 250 mg cost in India is reasonable and can vary. To procure it legally, you can call us at (+91) 8130290915, TOLL-FREE: 1800-889-1064, Or Write us at info@indiangenericmedicines.com.

Can Gefitinib be used while I’m pregnant?

Gefitinib may be unsafe if used during pregnancy. Talk to your healthcare professional (HCP) about the best way to help control your disease if you want to become pregnant or during pregnancy. 

Can Gefitinib be used while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is not recommended while on Gefitinib. Talk to your healthcare professional (HCP) if you are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed.

Where can I get Gefitinib at the best Price? 

Order Gefitinib at the best price today. We request you to Call/WhatsApp us at (+91) 8130290915 or dial our TOLL-FREE Number: 1800-889-1064 or Write us at info@indiangenericmedicines.com. We are fully committed to providing you with the best Gefitinib 250 mg price from India. That is why we’ll match the cost/price of any other existing suppliers/distributors in the market who require a medical prescription.

Is Gefitinib available in India?

Gefitinib is a (prescription drug, doctor-prescribed medication, or health care professional-prescribed medicine) pharmaceutical drug that can be legally dispensed against a medical prescription. Gefitinib can be made available through the network of authorized distributors in India. (Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, etc.)

Can You Send Gefitinib to Foreign Destinations?

Buy generic Gefitinib online at the best/lowest price from a leading supplier. Indian Generic Medicines (IGM) can assist in the delivery of Gefitinib; the doctor-prescribed medication to the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China, South Africa, Kazakhstan, UAE, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Pakistan, Kuwait, Sweden, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Singapore, Qatar, Japan, Nepal, and many other countries.

What is the procedure to buy Gefitinib from Indian Generic Medicines

Patients can fill out the order form or send mail to info@indiangenericmedicines.com. Patients can also send WhatsApp messages to +91 8130290915 or can dial the TOLL-FREE Number: 18008891064. We will reply ASAP with the details of the Gefitinib 250 mg price and the procurement procedure.

Note:- The order will be confirmed only after the valid receipt of the prescription from the Physician.

Is it safe to buy Gefitinib online from India?

Yes, one can buy Gefitinib online from India-based Indian Generic Medicines if the medicine is not (yet) registered or is unavailable in their respective country. We can facilitate the supply of Gefitinib tablets through legal channels.