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Iressa

Iressa

Gefitinib

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$18.30
Quantity Strength Unit Price Price Cart
30 Tablets Iressa 250 mg - Generic $18.30 $548.99
90 Tablets Iressa 250 mg - Generic $18.30 $1,646.99

Iressa is a well known brand of generic Gefitinib, which is indicated as a therapy in the treatment of non small cell lung cancer. Gefitinib works by preventing the growth and spread of cancerous cell in the body. Growth of cancer cell is controlled by the EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor); this protein helps in the controlling of growth and spreading of tumor cells.

Who should not use Iressa tablet?

Iressa should not to be administered in case of-

  • Hypersensitivity towards generic Gefitinib
  • Breathing disorder
  • Lung cancer
  • Liver problem
  • Kidney disorder
  • Vision problem 

Drug interaction of Gefitinib-

  • Antifungal drugs- Itraconazole, Miconazole and Fluconazole
  • Blood thinners- Warfarin, Heparin and Coumadin
  • Anticonvulsant drugs- Phenytoin, Phenobarbital  or Carbamazepine
  • Anti Tuberculosis drugs- Rifampicin, Ethambutol and Salicylic acid  
  • St John’s wort 

How to store Iressa?

  • Iressa medication should be properly stored at the room temperature 300 C and away from the direct exposure of moisture and sunlight.
  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children. 

How to take Iressa?

An individual should take a single tablet of Iressa 250 mg. It should be administered as orally with a full glass of water. Iressa therapy should be taken at the same time on a daily basis. It may be taken with or without food. You should avoid intake of Antacids like Ranitidine before or after 2 hours of Anti-cancer drugs.

What happens in case of missed dose of Iressa?

Take the missed dose of Iressa as soon as possible, but skip the missed dose, if the time near to the next dose.

Don't take 2 tablets of Iressa at the same time as it may cause overdose of medicine.

What happens in case of overdose of Iressa?

Immediately consult your physician in case of overdosing of Iressa.

Adverse effects of Iressa 250mg-

Most commonly reported adverse effects of Iressa are vomiting, diarrhea; loss of appetite, severe stomach pain, weakness, and allergic reactions like (eye pain, watery eyes, skin reactions or redness.

Special safety and precautions-

  • Avoid intake of Antacids or acid reducers like Nexium, Pepcid, Prevacid and Zantac along with Iressa as it may reduce the efficiency of medicine.
  • Pregnant or lactating mothers should avoid the intake of Iressa.
  • If you are on Blood thinner medication then avoid intake of Iressa. 

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