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Are There Side Effects?

Just like any chemotherapy medicine, gefitinib can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, most people will experience some type of side effect during gefitinib treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
 
Common side effects of gefitinib include but are not limited to:
   
(Click Gefitinib Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Lung disease
  • Been previously treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Gefitinib to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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