Geftinat (Gefitinib) medication is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. This drug is classified as a protein kinase inhibitor. This drug must not be taken without the prescription of a doctor as it involves treatment of a severe disease. The small cell lung cancer is also known as oat disease. This medicine inhibits the signaling paths that are responsible for the growth of cancer cells. Lung cancer is the situation when the normal cell growth is affected and is converted into a division of cells. These cells keep on growing and take the form of a lung cancer. It is common that there are an epidermal growth and proliferation of cancer cells. This leads to the increase in the tumor.
This medicine prevents the non-small cell lung cancer to grow by blocking the abnormal DNA signals. It is said that these signals stimulate the existence of cancer.
How to use Geftinat
This medicine binds the tyrosine domain of the mutated EFGR and blocks the pathways that provide abnormal signals. This results in reduction or stoppage in the growth of cancer cells. After this disease is diagnosed it is important to consult a cancer specialist first as these medicines are used only for treating EFGR mutated non- small cell lung cancer. Other types of cancers require a different kind of medication.
These tablets come in the strength of 250 mg. these are consumed orally. The dosage of a patient depends on the seriousness of cancer. An adult patient is recommended to take one tablet each day. It is not necessary to take them after food. There are to be swallowed with, water. For the best result, it is important that the patient follows instructions given by their doctors.
Geftinat Side Effects
Every person has a different body. Some may experience the side effects of medicine while others don`t. It is not a must that you will experience side effects when using this drug. However, some of the side effects that are common are:
The eruption of acne over the face.
Feeling weak and drowsy.
The skin my experience dryness
It may also cause itchiness over the body.
The body may start losing weight drastically.
Blood in urine
Abnormal growth of eyelash or pain in the eye.
There may be other side effects too like a disturbance in vision etc. to be sure that you don`t suffer from these side effects it is suggested that you share all of your medical histories with your doctor. He will give you the medication that is best suited for you and cause least side effect.
Pregnant ladies must not consume These tablets. If a woman is on such medication, then she must avoid breastfeeding as this may cause harm to her baby. For people having a bad cough, this drug must be taken very carefully. These tablets must be kept away from the reach of children. While taking Geftinat (Gefitinib), the liver function should be monitored time to time through blood tests.