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, sold under the brand name Iressa, is a medication 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, but resistances to gefitinib can arise through other mutations. It is marketed by AstraZeneca and Teva. Contents 1 Mechanism of action 2 Clinical uses 3 Experimenta...

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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...

Tovok Capsule

IT IS A DRUG USED for osteoarthritis, it is a brand name, not the generic one. ## Here in Italy is quite impossible to get tovok, and i'm desperately looking for it it 'cos after three years of great results of Iressa, now cancer is growing again, and it's still in the lung but i hope isn't goin' to run far away fast. I've noticed a link in this website, called Am I already mad or they sell Tovok online? please someone help me. Thanx


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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)