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IRINOTEL 100mg Injection 5ml

$155.00

IRINOTEL 100mg Injection 5ml

IRINOTEL 100mg Injection 5ml

$155.00

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INTRODUCTION

Irinotel 100mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer of colon and rectum. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.

Irinotel 100mg Injection is given as an IV infusion into vein by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and hair loss. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Inform your doctor if you notice fever, sore throat, and continuous episodes of diarrhea. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

USES OF IRINOTEL INJECTION

  • Cancer of colon and rectum

BENEFITS OF IRINOTEL INJECTION

In Cancer of colon and rectum

Cancer of the colon and rectum, also known as colorectal cancer (CRC) or bowel cancer, is the development of cancer from two parts of the large intestine, namely, the colon or rectum. In this type of cancer, the person may notice symptoms such as blood in the stool, a change in bowel movements, weight loss, and fatigue. Irinotel 100mg Injection treats and also lowers the risk of developing further cancerous growths (polyps) and bowel cancer. It kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is an effective, yet very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

SIDE EFFECTS OF IRINOTEL INJECTION

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Irinotel

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Mucosal inflammation

HOW TO USE IRINOTEL INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

HOW IRINOTEL INJECTION WORKS

Irinotel 100mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase I) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Irinotel 100mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Irinotel 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

UNSAFE
Irinotel 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Irinotel 100mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Irinotel 100mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Irinotel 100mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of this medicine is not recommended for patients on dialysis.
warnings

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Irinotel 100mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE IRINOTEL INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Irinotel 100mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

 

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