Gefitrust Gefitinib 250 mg Tablets

Medicine Detail

Brand Name: Gefitrust
Composition: Gefitinib 250mg
Manufactured by: Panacea Biotec Ltd.
Form: Tablet
Packing: Pack of 30 Tablets
Country of Origin: India


Gefitrust Gefitinib is a type of drug called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), also known as a cancer growth inhibitor. Kinesis are proteins in the body that regulate how the cells grow and divide. Gefitinib blocks (inhibits) the protein from sending signals to the cancer cells that make them grow and divide.


Gefitrust 250mg tablet is used to treat some people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It only works for cancers that have an abnormal form of a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Tests are done on the cancer cells from a lung biopsy or previous surgery to check the level of EGFR.   


All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Gefitrust 250Mg Tablet helps to relieve the extreme pain and discomfort suffered by patients of breast or lung cancers. It slows down the production of cancer cells, thereby inhibiting the spread of the malignant tissues. It can be administered orally with or without food.


The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from the use of Gefitrust Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your physician if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

Side Effects of Gefitrust are Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Weakness, Loss of appetite, Dry skin, Diarrhoea, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).


Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gefitrust 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

Gefitrust 250 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.


Do not take antacids (to reduce the acid level of your stomach) 2 hours before or 1 hour after taking Gefitinib.

Take the tablet at about the same time each day.

Do not give Gefitinib to children.

Do not take Gefitinib, if you are allergic to Gefitinib or similar medicines or to any of the other ingredients.

Avoid using Gefitinib, if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Avoid becoming pregnant during treatment with Gefitinib because it could harm your baby.

If you are taking a medicine containing warfarin as an active substance, your doctor may need to do blood tests more often.

You may feel weak while taking this medicine is careful while driving or using tools or machines.

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