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Iressa generic name: Gefitinib

What is Iressa used for?

Gefitinib is used to treat lung cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Gefitinib blocks a certain protein (an enzyme called tyrosine kinase).




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Iressa Frequently Asked Questions

Gefitinib has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if you develop symptoms of liver disease, including stomach/abdominal pain, unusual tiredness, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.

Gefitinib has also rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) tears in the wall of the stomach or intestines. Get medical help right away if you develop stomach/abdominal pain, black/bloody stools, or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

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Iressa Dosage and Form Information

250 Mg

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