Generic Iressa

Is Gefitinib a Generic Iressa?

No -- gefitinib is the active ingredient in Iressa, not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
 
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version of a medicine, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer would make the product.
 
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