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Zefotib 250 mg Tablets




Medicine Detail


Brand Name: Zefotib
Composition: Gefitinib 250mg
Manufactured by: Cytomed (A division of Alkem)
Form: Tablet
Packing: Pack of 10 Tablets
Country of Origin: India


WHAT IS ZEFOTIB TABLETS?

Zefotib Gefitinib is a type of drug called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), also known as a cancer growth inhibitor. Kinases 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.

Zefotib 250mg tablet is a type of drug called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), also known as a cancer growth inhibitor. 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.

USES OF ZEFOTIB TABLETS:

Zefotib Gefitinib 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. 

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

The drug is contraindicated in patients who have suffered or are suffering from glaucoma, cardiac disorders, lungs or liver disorders or renal malfunctioning. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy any time soon or breastfeeding. You must also inform the doctor of any other prescription drugs that you may be taking, such as hormonal pills as oral contraceptives, or any dietary supplements as Zefotib 250mg Tablet may interact with the other drugs and cause a number of health complications.

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:

The following is a list of side effects that may occur from the use of Invanz Injection. 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.

 

Acne; diarrhea; dry skin; loss of appetite; mouth ulcers; nausea; unusual weakness; vision problems; vomiting; weight loss.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the eyelids, mouth, face, lips, or tongue); cough; dark urine; dizziness; eye irritation or pain; extreme fatigue; fever; persistent diarrhea; stomach pain; swelling of the ankles or feet; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

DRUGS PRECAUTIONS:

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. Zefotib 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

Zefotib 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.

DRUGS INTERACTIONS:

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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