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Iressa Side Effects

Serious Side Effects of Iressa

If you have been qualified to use Iressa under the Iressa Access Program (see "What it's for" tab) and are continuing use of Iressa, be sure to report any new or worsening symptoms you may have. Since Iressa's withdrawal from the market, it is important to only use Iressa if this medicine improves your condition. Contact your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms:
  • worsened condition
  • persistent diarrhea and vomiting
  • nauseousness and loss of appetite
  • eye problems, irritation or redness and changes in the ability to see
  • abnormal eyelash growth inside the eyelid
  • swelling of the body (especially the hands, arms, lower legs, ankles and feet)
  • allergic reaction: hives, rash, swelling of the throat, mouth, lips, eyes, face and trouble breathing

Common Side Effects of Iressa

  • dryness or itching of the skinIressa tablets
  • mild rash
  • increase in acne
  • sores in the mouth
  • loss of strength
  • unexplained weight loss
If your condition does not improve, let your doctor know right away. Iressa may not be effective in all patients.