Gefitinib – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Gefitinib is used to treat lung cancer.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Gefitinib exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

This medicine maybe taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

If you have difficulty swallowing the tablet whole, you may dissolve it in half a glass of water. Use only plain water to dissolve the tablet. Do not use any other type of drink. Do not use carbonated water. Drop the tablet in the plain water and stir it for about 10 minutes until the tablet dissolves. Do not crush the tablet. Once the tablet has dissolved, drink the solution immediately. Rinse the glass with another half a glass of plain water and drink. This is to make sure that no medicine is left behind in the glass.

Gefitinib must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.