Irinotecan

 Irinotecan

 

Brand: Camptosar

Application: Clone and rectal cancer

 

Irinotecan drug forms

  • Injectable solution

 

Irinotecan drug information

Irinotecan 1 is used to treat cancer of the colon and rectum.

 

 

Irinotecan drug information

The correct amount and method of taking Irinotecan

Contraindications to irinotecan

Irinotecan during pregnancy and lactation

Irinotecan during pregnancy and lactation

Irinotecan drug interaction

Irinotecan Warning

Side effects of irinotecan

Side effects of Irinotecan overdose (Irinotecan poisoning)

Storage conditions of Irinotecan

 

 

The correct amount and method of taking Irinotecan

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine.  This brochure will help you to get medication information about the drug and to be aware of its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Irinotecan varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • This medicine is injected intravenously under the supervision of a doctor. The doctor monitors the patient's symptoms for up to an hour after the injection.
  • The dose of irinotecan and the course of treatment with this drug depend on the patient's weight and its effectiveness for the patient.
  • If this medicine gets into your mouth, eyes or skin, rinse immediately.

 

Contraindications to irinotecan

  • Note the expiration date of irinotecan and do not take the medicine if it has expired.
  • Never give Irinotecan to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for Irinotecan drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Irinotecan during pregnancy and lactation

Irinotecan should not be used during pregnancy and lactation without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of Irinotecan on driving

Irinotecan can cause symptoms such as sleep problems or drowsiness. Avoid driving as long as you have these symptoms.

 

Irinotecan drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. . Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Irinotecan may interact with some medications, These include some live vaccines (such as BCG), clozapine, and immunosuppressants (such as fingolimod, natalizumab, afalizumab, ocrelizumab).

 

Irinotecan Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking irinotecan:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have lung problems.
  • If you have an intestinal obstruction.
  • If you have a bone marrow problem.
  • If you have a history of alcohol or drug use such as marijuana.
  • If you have a genetic metabolic disease (fructose intolerance problem).
  • If you have liver and kidney problems.
  • If you have had radiation therapy.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of irinotecan

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects may occur if you take more than the dose of this medicine. If any of these side effects occur, your doctor should be informed:

  • Nausea
  • Vomit
  • Decreased appetite
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Drowsiness
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Weakness
  • Sleep problems
  • hair loss
  • Respiratory problems, chest pain, cough, kidney problems such as frequent urination and bloody urine: If you have such serious side effects, see a doctor immediately.
  • Severe skin rash, itching, shortness of breath and sore throat: If you have such serious side effects, see a doctor immediately.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Irinotecan.

 

Side effects of Irinotecan overdose (Irinotecan poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as infection (severe sore throat), severe diarrhea, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of Irinotecan

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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