What is Irinotel 100mg/5ml Injection?
Irinotel Injection is used for Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Rectum cancer, Lungs cancer, Ovary cancer and other conditions. Irinotel Injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Irinotel Injection contains Irinotecan as an active ingredient.
Irinotel Injection works by inhibiting the multiplication of cancerous cells.
What are the uses of Irinotel?
Irinotel Injection used for the treatment of Cervical cancer, Colon cancer, Rectum cancer, Lungs cancer, Ovary cancer and other conditions.
The complete list of uses and indications for Irinotel Injection is as follows:
Irinotel Injection may also be used for purposes not listed here.
How to use Irinotel Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer. How take Irinotel 100mg Injection-it may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Irinotel Injection works
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.
In addition to its intended side effect of Irinotel 100mg Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately.
This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
Key highlights of Irinotel 100mg Injection
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Irinotel 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Irinotel 100mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Patients may experience undesirable effects likedizziness and blurred vision, at the start of treatment and should avoid driving vehicles or using machines.
Expert advice for Irinotel 100mg Injection
You will be monitored for blood cell counts before each treatment session.
Seek immediate medical attention if you notice passage of blood in stools or experience dizziness or faintness, continuous episodes of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea or fever.
Tell your doctor if you have received radiation therapy in the past.
Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol or high blood pressure or any liver or kidney or heart or lung disorders. .
Do not drive or operate any machines as irinotecan may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Patients allergic to irinotecan or any of its ingredients should not take it.
Patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease and or bowel obstruction should not take it.
Patients with severe liver disease or severe bone marrow failure should not take it.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking Irinotel 100mg Injection.