Generic Camptosar, Irinotecan Injection

Irinotecan Injection is a topoisomerase I inhibitor that is typically administered, alone or together with other agents, to treat certain types of colorectal cancer.

Camptosar

Irinotecan

Irinotel

1

Dabur, Fresenius Kabi India

injection

40 mg, 100 mg

India

Irinotecan

Uses
Irinotecan Injection is used in the treatment of several types of cancer, such as, ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum. It is usually given with other cancer medicines in a combination chemotherapy.
How it Works
Irinotecan Injection is known as an anti-cancer medication. It is an inhibitor of topoisomerase, an enzyme which is important for the replication of genetic material or DNA in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells and interferes and stops the spread of cancer cells in the body.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Irinotecan Injection can include the symptoms below; Hair loss, Fever, Anemia, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased appetite, Mucosal inflammation

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