Irinotel 100mg Injection Description:
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.
Irinotel 100mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.
Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Hair loss, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Decreased appetite, Mucosal inflammation.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Is Irinotel a vesicant?
Irinotel is not a known vesicant but a precaution should be taken to avoid severe local tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected Azacitidine into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected
Is Irinotel chemotherapy?
Yes. Irinotel is chemotherapy, used in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer
Does Irinotel cause hair loss?
No, Irinotel is not known to cause hair loss
Why does Irinotel cause diarrhea?
Irinotel damages rapidly dividing normal and cancer cells. Chemotherapy with Irinotel damages normal cells of gastrointestinal tract, leading to a disruption in the fluid balance that they maintain. Specifically, absorption of fluid from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract back into the body is decreased and secretion of fluid and electrolytes in the stool is increased. This causes watery bowel movements, i.e diarrhea
Does Irinotel cure cancer?
No. Irinotel can improve symptoms and prolong life of a patient.