Colotecan 40mg Injection

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Composition for Colotecan 40mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Colotecan Injection

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Uses of Colotecan Injection

Colotecan 40mg Injection is used in the treatment of Ovarian cancer, Small cell lung cancer, Cervical cancer and Cancer of colon and rectum.
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Side effects of Colotecan Injection

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

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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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Colotecan 40mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Colotecan 40mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

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.
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Lactation
Colotecan 40mg Injection is probably safe to use during lact
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Driving
Colotecan 40mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Patients may experience undesirable effects likedizziness and blurred vision, at the start of treatment and should avoid driving vehicles or using machines.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Colotecan 40mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Irinotecan, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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.
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