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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Gefitinib (Overview)

Gefitinib is a cancer agent.


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What are gefitinib side-effects?

What are gefitinib side-effects?

Fewer than with: Erlotinib, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor that replaced it. The scary risk was , 1% incidence of pneumonitis mostly in asians, mild diarrhea (more harsh with erlotinib), skin acne-like reactions, eye lid and nail bed problems. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
10 doctors shared insights

Gefitinib (Overview)

Gefitinib is a cancer agent.


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Any difference between the generic gefitinib and iressa?

Any difference between the generic gefitinib and iressa?

I dont think so: Iressa is a brand/trade name of gefitinib. There is no significant difference between gefitinib and iressa- besides the fact that gefitinib is the generic of iressa. ...Read more

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Can I get cheap iressa (gefitinib)?

International?: Faulty trials sullied gefitinib that was approved. Survival in nsclc appeared better with erlotinib, but population differences were different, likely accounting for the effect rather than the drugs. Fda & pharma caution you not to look abroad. Caveat emptor. Canada? ...Read more

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Who should not use Iressa (gefitinib)?

Iressa (gefitinib): "IRESSA is contraindicated in patients with severe hypersensitivity to gefitinib or to any other component of IRESSA." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=827d60e8-7e07-41b7-c28b-49ef1c4a5a41 ...Read more

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What kind of drug is Iressa (gefitinib)?

Iressa (gefitinib): Iressa (gefitinib) is a selective inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor's (EGFR) . It is used to treat cancer. ...Read more

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Any difference between the generic gefitinib and iressa?

I dont think so: Iressa is a brand/trade name of gefitinib. There is no significant difference between gefitinib and iressa- besides the fact that gefitinib is the generic of iressa. ...Read more

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What are gefitinib side-effects?

Fewer than with: Erlotinib, the tyrosine kinase inhibitor that replaced it. The scary risk was , 1% incidence of pneumonitis mostly in asians, mild diarrhea (more harsh with erlotinib), skin acne-like reactions, eye lid and nail bed problems. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Iressa (Definition)

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