Irinotel 100 Mg Injection
- Manufacturer : Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : Camptosar
- Generic Brands : Irinotecan
Irinotel 100mg Injection helps in the treatment of cancer. The drug prevents the multiplication and spread of cancer cells. Medical professionals use this drug to treat cancer of the colon or rectum. It is specifically a combination drug, and is prescribed with other cancer medicines during chemotherapy.
Before the doctor begins chemotherapy using this drug, provide him with a detailed medical history. Inform him about any current problems that you may be suffering from, especially if you have kidney or liver issues, diabetes, Gilbert’s syndrome, asthma or intestinal problems. The drug is not meant to be used in cancer treatment for women patients who are pregnant. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before starting treatment.
A DNA test may be done before the treatment commences. It is generally administered via an IV for about 90 minutes.
The most common side effect of Irinotel 100mg Injection is diarrhea, which can even become life threatening if it leads to dehydration. Doctors generally subscribe medicines to prevent the onset of this side effect. Other side effects include- anxiety, chills, confusion, tightness or pain in the chest, cough and hoarse voice, fever, dizziness etc.
Some very rare side effects that one may experience are hives, sudden gain weight, rise in blood pressure and swelling of the face, eyes and lips.
Irinotel 100mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It is an inhibitor of topoisomerase, an enzyme important for replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.
Camptosar Irinotel 100mg/5ml Injection is indicated in the treatment of colon or rectal cancer (tumor that initiates in the large intestine). Generic Irinotecan is present in Camptosar (Irinotel) 100mg/5ml anticancer medication as active medicament. Camptosar falls under the category of anticancer drugs called topoisomerase I inhibitors. Camptosar (Irinotel) 100mg/5ml Injection works by preventing the growth of tumor cells.
Irinotecan or Irinotel is indicated as a component of the first-line therapy that is administered in combination with 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin in those patients suffering from metastatic carcinoma of colon or rectum. Doctors also recommend it in the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum that occurs or recurs following 5-FU used therapy. In some cases, Irinotecan is also prescribed along with other medications to treat small cell lung cancer. Consult your doctor about the risks of using this medication.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Irinotecan, sorbitol, or any other medications.
It may affect your vision temporarily, so do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
If you receive any vaccinations then consult with your doctor during the treatment with this medication.
Report any symptoms of fluid or electrolyte loss to your doctor.
This medication may increase the level of plasma-bilirubin concentration and cause severe bone marrow activities.
Caution needed for patients living with diabetes, liver, lung, fructose, intolerance, or kidney disease.
Inform your doctor if you are taking ketoconazole (Nizoral). It’s possible that your doctor will probably tell you not to take ketoconazole for one week before you start your treatment with Irinotecan or during the treatment.
It could harm the unborn baby, so you try to use effective birth control and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
Those who have undergone a surgery, including dental surgery, they should tell the doctor or dentist before receiving Irinotecan.
If you have an allergy to irinotecan or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had.
This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
This medication is available in the form of liquid that can be injected into the vein using a syringe by healthcare providers. Usually, it is given once in a week, according to a schedule that alternates one or more weeks when you receive this drug for a longer time. Your doctor may recommend a DNA test before giving the first dose of Irinotecan as some people are genetically more likely to experience its side effects.
If this medication comes into contact with your skin, wash the skin immediately to avoid any infection. If this medication gets into your eyes, mouth, or nose,s then use a flush of water to remove it completely. It’s recommended to consult your doctor for more details of this drug.
- Missed dose
Since this medication is given once a week, it’s advised not to miss it. One or two days of delay can be afforded but tell your doctor if you miss a regular dose of Irinotecan.
An accidental overdose of Irinotecan may cause a sore throat, fever, chills, cough, and diarrhea. Seek immediate medical attention if you have taken its overdose.
Forms and Strengths:
Irinotecan is available in the form of injection in the following strength: Irinotel 100 mg/5 ml
Irinotecan is a drug used for the treatment of cancer. Irinotecan prevents DNA from unreeling by inhibition of topoisomerase I. In chemical terms, it's an artificial analogue of the natural organic compound camptothecin. Its primary use is in carcinoma, particularly, together with different therapy agents.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Store Irinotel at controlled room temperature (15° to 30°C) and keep this drug away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.
Do not use outdated drug and properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed.