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Iressa (Gefitinib)

Gefitinib

Gefitinib is the generic drug which is marketed and distributed under the brand name Iressa and it is manufactured by AstraZeneca and Teva. The main ingredient is classified as Tyrosine Kynase Inhibitor (TKI) since it inhibits the kinases protein to send signals to the brain which is responsible for the growth and division of cells.

  • Manufacturer :Natco Pharma Ltd.
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  • Product Code: Iressa
  • Availability: In Stock
Product Dosage Pack Size Free Pills Price Quantity Order
Iressa (Gefitinib) 250mg 30 Pills $1,200.00
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Gefitinib Usage

It is basically used in the treatment of advanced or malignant non-small cell lung cancer in patients that failed traditional treatment, specifically platinum and docetaxel chemotherapies. It is effective for cancers that have an abnormal form of a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).

Gefitinib Dosage

Gefitinib is conventionally taken once every day with a glass of water and at the same time daily as directed by the physician. If a dose is missed by the patient, the missed dose should be consumed before 12 hours of taking the next scheduled dose.

Gefitinib Side Effects

The patient will experience at least one or more than one side effects of this drug. The common side effects which should be informed to the healthcare provider whenever possible include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent sickness
  • Changes in the texture and colour of hair and nails
  • Bladder irritation
  • Eye problems
  • Kidney or liver disorders
  • Dry or sore mouth

The more severe side effects which require immediate medical attention include the following:

  • Breathlessness or difficulty in swallowing and drinking
  • Bleeding from various parts of the body
  • Intense stomach ache

Gefitinib Precautions

Other medications can affect the general functioning of the product. While the patient consults a doctor for the treatment of another ailment, he/she should mention the drug’s name to the consulted doctor so that the doctor can carry out his medical or dental procedure accordingly. Antacids should not be consumed after an hour and two hours before the consumption of the drug. If the patient or its partner is trying to become pregnant, the drug should not be consumed without doctor’s permission as it could affect the foetus.