Medicine Overview of Colotecan Injection
Side effects of Colotecan Injection
Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Hair loss, Fever, Anemia, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Decreased appetite, Mucosal inflammation.
How to use Colotecan Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Colotecan Injection works
Colotecan 40mg injection 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.
In Depth Information on Colotecan Injection
Expert advice for Colotecan Injection
• You will be monitored for blood cell counts before each treatment session. • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice passage of blood in stools or experience dizziness or faintness, continuous episodes of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea or fever. • Tell your doctor if you have received radiation therapy in the past. • Inform your doctor if you have diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol or high blood pressure or any liver or kidney or heart or lung disorders. . • Do not drive or operate any machines as irinotecan may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision. • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. • Patients allergic to irinotecan or any of its ingredients should not take it. • Patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease and or bowel obstruction should not take it. • Patients with severe liver disease or severe bone marrow failure should not take it. • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking it.
Special precautions for Colotecan 40mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Colotecan 40mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor....
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Colotecan 40mg Injection is probably safe to use during lact+more
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Colotecan 40mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.+more
Patients may experience undesirable effects likedizziness and blurred vision, at the start of treatment and should avoid driving vehicles or using machines....
Patients may experience undesirable effects likedizziness and blurred vision, at the start of treatment and should avoid driving vehicles or using machines.
There is limited information available on the use of Colotecan 40mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment....
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
If you miss a dose of Irinotecan, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for Colotecan 40mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Irinotecan
Colotecan 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
Yes. Colotecan is chemotherapy, used in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer
No, Colotecan is not known to cause hair loss
Colotecan damages rapidly dividing normal and cancer cells. Chemotherapy with Colotecan 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
No. Colotecan can improve symptoms and prolong life of a patient.
Substitutes for Colotecan Injection
Ertican 40mg Injection
Iricip 40mg Injection
₹378.57/ml of Injection
Irinotel 40mg Injection
Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
₹748.0/ml of Injection
Irnocel 40mg Injection
Celon Laboratories Ltd
₹901.0/ml of Injection
Imtus 40mg Injection
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹1187.5/ml of Injection