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Irinotel 100mg/5ml is prescription medicine for the treatment of cancer. It contains the active substance Irinotecan, which prevents the multiplication and spread of cancer cells. Physicians may prescribe this anti-cancer medication to treat cancer of the colon or rectum. The medicine is prescribed with other anti-cancer drugs during chemotherapy. The uses and effects of medicine vary from person to person, and it is advisable to consult a physician before using this medicine.
Before the physician begins the treatment, provide him with a detailed history of your current and past medical conditions especially if you are suffering from kidney or liver diseases, asthma, intestinal problems, gilbert’s syndrome, or diabetes. The anti-cancer should not be used in pregnant women or those who are planning to become pregnant. Breastfeeding mothers should also discuss the risk and benefits of using Irinotecan 100m/5ml. Do not have vaccinations without speaking to your physician. Avoid contact with people who have recently received polio vaccine or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose. To lower your risk of getting bruised or injured, be careful while using sharp objects like nail cutters or razors.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase the risk of side effects. Some products may interact with this anti-cancer agent, and these include diuretics, laxatives, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, HIV protease inhibitor, carbamazepine, St.John’s wort, rifamycins, nefazodone, gemfibrozil, among others.
The most common side effects of Irinotel 100mg/5ml is diarrhea, which can be severe if it leads to dehydration. Therefore, it is advisable to consume enough fluids during the treatment. Your physician may prescribe medicines to prevent diarrhoea. Other side effects include confusion, cough, fever, cough, dizziness, hoarse voice, anxiety, chills, and tightness or pain in the chest. Some rare side effects that may experience are sudden weight gain, rise in blood pressure, hives, and swelling of the eyes, lips, and face.
Irinotel is given as an injection by a qualified physician who is experienced in treating cancer patients. It should be taken exactly as directed by your physician. Be sure to take it under the supervision of a physician. You should continue using it as long as your physician advises for it. The duration of the treatment varies according to your condition as well as the response of the treatment. Your physician may get regular blood tests to make sure you have normal blood cells, kidney, and liver function during the anti-cancer treatment with this medicine. Irinotecan may make you feel sleepy. You should not drive a vehicle, operate machinery or involve in a task that requires attention. Men and women should use contraception method while using this cancer drug. It is advisable to avoid pregnancy during the treatment.