Gefitinib
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Gefitinib?

(ge FI tye nib)

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

• This medicine is used to treat lung cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not take antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Acne.

• Lung damage can rarely occur.

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