Astra Zeneca Medicine (Iressa) :
Iressa (Geftinat) is an Anti Cancer Medicine. It is the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Iressa Anti Cancer Medicine is sometimes used to treat cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. More than 100 types of cancer exist like breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer or lymphoma, etc.
USAGE OF IRESSA(GEFITINIB):
The recommended daily dose (As per the doctors) of Iressa is one 250 mg tablet with or without food. High doses do not give better results and thus cause increased toxicity. However, your doctor may prescribe dose adjustments as required.
SIDE EFFECTS OF IRESSA :
Major & minor side effects are mentioned below:-
Nausea and Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fever, Sore throat, Allergic skin reaction, Increase in liver enzyme levels, Difficulty in breathing, Abdominal pain, Redness around fingernails, nail disorders, inflammation of the mouth lining, decreased appetite, eyelid swelling, and dry eye.
HOW SHOULD I USE IRESSA?
Use IRESSA(Geftinat) as directed by your doctor. Do not use other liquids. Drop the tablet into the water, without crushing it, and drink the liquid immediately. Rinse the glass with half a glass of water and drink it. Taking Iressa at the same time each day will help you remember to take it. Don’t take 2 doses at once. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use it.
Patients receiving Geftinat 250 mg Tablet have experienced severe skin reactions like toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and erythema multiforme. Close monitoring of symptoms like change in color of the skin, skin rashes, itching, blistering, etc. is necessary while receiving this medicine.
The recommended daily dose of Iressa or Gefitinib is one 250 mg tablet with or without food. your oncologist may make dose adjustments as required.
Symptoms of an Iressa overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe. If you suspect overdose seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
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