IRNOCAM Irinotecan 40mg & 100mg Injection

DESCRIPTION

Irnocam (Irinotecan) injection is an anti-cancer medication which can be obtained only with prescription. It is an inhibits the activity of an enzyme called topoisomerase which is required for replication of DNA in the cancer cells and thereby stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

Manufacturer : Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Strengths available :  40mg & 100mg

Storage :  Store at temperature below 30°C

Dosage :

Either as a single agent or in combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin

125 mg/m2 intravenously over 90 minutes once a week for four doses

As a single agent:

350 mg/m2 intravenously over 90 minutes every three weeks

In combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin:

180 mg/m2 intravenously over 90 minutes every other week for three doses.

SIDE EFFECTS

Most common side effects are Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Hair loss, Fever, Anemia, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Decreased appetite, Mucosal inflammation.

PACK SIZE

Pack of 1 Vial

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