Irinotel 100mg Injection is use 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/5Ml Injection is give 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 treat 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. Read More : Irinotel
Most common side effects
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
- Hair loss
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- 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/5Ml 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.