Giotrif treats certain types of lung cancer. It must be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating food. Limit your time in the sun and wear sunscreen. Diarrhea is common side effect.

Giotrif Overview

Reviewed: January 15, 2015

Giotrif is a prescription medicine used to treat people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express a specific type of gene mutation. This mutation is of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).

Giotrif belongs to a group of drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors which block proteins that promote the development of cancerous cells.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken typically once a day, without food. Do not eat food for at least 3 hours before and at least 1 hour after taking Giotrif.

Common side effects of Giotrif include diarrhea, skin related side effects such as rash and dry skin, and mouth sores.

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