What to Expect When Using Iressa?

Many people have questions about what to expect when using Iressa® (gefitinib). First of all, you should be aware that this chemotherapy drug is no longer available in the United States; if you live in this country, your healthcare provider will recommend another treatment option. Also, Iressa is restricted for use in people who are already taking this drug and are benefiting from it, or people who have benefited from Iressa treatment in the past.
 
As a chemotherapy medication, Iressa can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, most people develop some type of side effect during treatment. For example, common side effects of Iressa include but are not limited to:
 
 
(Click Iressa Uses for a closer look at this chemotherapy drug, including details on how it works, why it is no longer manufactured in the United States, and whether it is safe for use in older adults.)
 
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