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  • Manufactured by: Lupin Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Gefitinib (250 mg)

Geftistar Information

Geftistar is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Geftistar have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Geftistar. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Geftistar also has some side effects, the most common being Weakness, Dry Skin, Dark colored (brown) urine. Some other side effects of Geftistar have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Geftistar normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Geftistar's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Geftistar related warnings talks about Geftistar's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Geftistar can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Geftistar in conditions like Liver Disease, Gastritis. The section on Geftistar contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Geftistar with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

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

Geftistar Benefits & Uses

Geftistar is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Other Benefits

Geftistar 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
  • Disease: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
  • Disease: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Geftistar Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Geftistar 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

Geftistar Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Geftistar safe for pregnant women?

    Geftistar shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

  • Is the use of Geftistar safe during breastfeeding?

    Geftistar may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

  • What is the effect of Geftistar on the Kidneys?

    Geftistar rarely affects the kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Geftistar on the Liver?

    Geftistar has very mild side effects on the liver.

  • What is the effect of Geftistar on the Heart?

    Geftistar is not harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Geftistar with Other Drugs

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


Geftistar Contraindications

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

Frequently asked Questions about Geftistar

  • Is this Geftistar habit forming or addictive?

    No, you will not get addicted to Geftistar.

  • 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 Geftistar can make you feel drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Yes, Geftistar is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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

    Geftistar is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Geftistar Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Geftistar

    Taking Geftistar with food does not harm your health.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Geftistar

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


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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