Description and Brand Names
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Porfimer belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used, together with a special laser light, to treat cancer of the esophagus (the part of the digestive tract that carries food to the stomach) and to treat a form of lung cancer. This medicine may also treat changes in the esophagus that might lead to cancer, such as a condition called Barrett's esophagus.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: