Iressa may react with a number of other medicines (see Iressa Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Lung disease
- Been previously treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Iressa and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Iressa and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Iressa Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
An overdose with this medicine can cause serious side effects, including diarrhea and a skin rash. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much of this medication.
(Click Iressa Overdose for more information.)
This medication should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and pets.