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IRNOCAM 40MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR IRNOCAM 40mg injection

Irinotecan(40mg)

food interaction for IRNOCAM injection

alcohol interaction for IRNOCAM injection

pregnancy interaction for IRNOCAM injection

lactation interaction for IRNOCAM injection

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Irnocam 40mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Irnocam 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Irnocam 40mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR IRNOCAM 40mg injection

Irinotecan(40mg)

Irnocam injection uses

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

How irnocam injection works

Irnocam 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.

Common side effects of irnocam injection

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

SUBSTITUTES FOR IRNOCAM injection

8 Substitutes
8 Substitutes
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  • IRINOTEL 40MG INJECTION
    (2 ML injection in vial)
    Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 748/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1496
    save 55% more per ML of injection
  • CAMPTO 40MG INJECTION
    (2 ML injection in vial)
    Pfizer Ltd
    Rs. 3600.91/ML of injection
    generic_icon
    Rs. 7201.81
    pay 117% more per ML of injection
  • IRNOCEL 40MG INJECTION
    (2 ML injection in vial)
    Celon Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 901/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1802
    save 46% more per ML of injection
  • IMTUS 40MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 1187.50/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1187.50
    save 28% more per ML of injection
  • IRINOTRAZ 40MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 1885.71/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1885.71
    pay 14% more per injection

Expert advice FOR IRNOCAM 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR IRNOCAM 40mg injection

Irinotecan

Q. Is irinotecan a vesicant?
Irinotecan 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
Q. Is irinotecan chemotherapy?
Yes. Irinotecan is chemotherapy, used in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer
Q. Does Irinotecan cause hair loss?
No, Irinotecan is not known to cause hair loss
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Q. Why does irinotecan cause diarrhea?
Irinotecan damages rapidly dividing normal and cancer cells. Chemotherapy with irinotecan 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
Q. Does irinotecan cure cancer?
No. irinotecan can improve symptoms and prolong life of a patient.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)