Ertican 40mg Injection

Cipla Ltd

Composition for Ertican 40mg Injection

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1 Injection in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Ertican Injection


Uses of Ertican Injection

Ertican 40mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.

Side effects of Ertican Injection


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


How to use Ertican Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Ertican Injection works

Ertican 40mg 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.

In Depth Information on Ertican Injection

Expert advice for Ertican 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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Special precautions for Ertican 40mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ertican 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.
Ertican 40mg Injection is usafe to use during lactation. Da
ta suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
Ertican 40mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Ertican 40mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ertican 40mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Use of this medicine is not recommended for patients on dialysis.
There is limited information available on the use of Ertican
40mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Missed Dosageuses

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

Frequently asked questions for Ertican 40mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Irinotecan

Ertican 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. Ertican is chemotherapy, used in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer
No, Ertican is not known to cause hair loss
Ertican damages rapidly dividing normal and cancer cells. Chemotherapy with Ertican 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. Ertican can improve symptoms and prolong life of a patient.

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