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Geftinat Information

Geftinat, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Geftinat also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Geftinat. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

The most common side effects of Geftinat are Weakness, Dry Skin, Dark colored (brown) urine. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Geftinat as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Geftinat go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Geftinat has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Geftinat's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Geftinat related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Liver Disease, Gastritis must refrain from the use of Geftinat since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Geftinat have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Additionally, Geftinat may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Geftinat is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.

Geftinat Benefits & Uses

Geftinat is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Other Benefits

Geftinat Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Geftinat Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Geftinat is used -


  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Erythema
  • Increased Liver Enzymes
  • Pancreatic inflammation




  • Weakness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dark colored (brown) urine
  • Yellow eyes
  • Yellow skin

Geftinat Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Geftinat safe for pregnant women?

    Geftinat can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

  • Is the use of Geftinat safe during breastfeeding?

    Taking Geftinat may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Geftinat should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

  • What is the effect of Geftinat on the Kidneys?

    Geftinat rarely harms the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Geftinat on the Liver?

    Geftinat has very mild side effects on the liver.

  • What is the effect of Geftinat on the Heart?

    There are no any side effects of Geftinat for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Geftinat with Other Drugs

Geftinat should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -


Geftinat Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Geftinat unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Geftinat

  • Is this Geftinat habit forming or addictive?

    No, there is no any evidence that Geftinat is addictive.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Geftinat can make you feel drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Geftinat is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    There is no benefit of taking Geftinat for mental disorders.


Geftinat Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Geftinat

    You can take Geftinat with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Geftinat

    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Geftinat with alcohol.


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Iressa (gefitinib tablets)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 870

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 610-612

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