Iressa

Active Ingredient(s): Gefitinib
FDA Approved: * May 5, 2003
Pharm Company: * ASTRAZENECA
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Iressa Overview

Gefitinib (ZD1839) (INN, /ftnb/, trade name Iressa)[1] is a drug used for certain breast, lung and other cancers. Gefitinib is an EGFR inhibitor, like erlotinib, which interrupts signaling through the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in target cells. Therefore, it is only effective in cancers with mutated and overactive EGFR. It is marketed by AstraZeneca and Teva. Contents 1 Mechanism of action 2 Clinical uses 3 Experimental uses 4 Studies 4.1 EGFR diagnostic tes...

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Tovok Tablet

What does Tovok do as a table and what side effect does it have? ## whats tovok for...what are the side effects ## Tovok is in Phase III clinical development for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); it is being evaluated as a first line therapy (i.e. from diagnosis) for patients with tumour EGFR mutations, and as a third line therapy (i.e. after failure of two prior therapies) for patients whose cancer has progressed following treatment with either Iressa or Tarceva. Typical side effects associated with EGFR inhibitors like Tovok tend to include skin rash and diarrhoea, but the exact side effect profile of Tovok has not yet been established. ## I have been prescribed the drug for a painful knee.I have no other reaction but the urine gets depp red colour.Has anyo...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Gefitinib
  • Tablet: 250mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Iressa: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0310-0482 Iressa 250 mg Oral Tablet by Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals Lp

Other drugs which contain Gefitinib or a similar ingredient: (1 result)






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