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Irinotel 40mg Injection 2ml

By FRESENIUS KABI INDIA PVT LTD
2ml Injection in Dry Vial
MRP 1979.00*
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Irinotel 40 MG Description

Irinotel Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It contains irinotecan as the active substance. Irinotel Injection is used to treat advanced or metastatic cancer of the colon or rectum. This medicin

e is used in combination with other medicines. Irinotel Injection works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. This medicine will be given to you by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject it. Before starting Irinotel Injection, inform your doctor if you are pregnant/breastfeeding and about your complete medical history.

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ContainsIrinotecan(40.0 Mg)
UsesColon and rectal cancer
Side effectsDiarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, fever
TherapyANTI-NEOPLASTIC
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uses

Uses of Irinotel 40 MG

Irinotel Injection is used to treat advanced or metastatic cancer of the colon or rectum.
contraindications

Contraindications of Irinotel 40 MG

  • If you are allergic to irinotecan or any of the other ingredients of Irinotel Injection.
  • If you have chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and/or blockage of the bowel.
  • If you are a breastfeeding woman.
  • If your bilirubin level is higher than 3 times the upper limit of the normal range.
  • If you have severe bone marrow failure.
  • If you have a poor physical condition (WHO performance status higher than 2).
  • If you are taking or have recently taken St John’s wort (a herbal medicine).
  • If you are going to take or have recently taken live attenuated vaccines (vaccines against yellow fever, chicken pox, shingles, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis, rotavirus, influenza) and during ...
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sideEffects

Side effects of Irinotel 40 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Irinotel 40 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Irinotel 40mg Injection 2ml during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information on the effect of Irinotel Injection during pregnancy. This medicine should not be used in pregnant women unless recommended by the doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Irinotel 40mg Injection 2ml while breastfeeding?
A:
No information is available if Irinotel Injection passes into human breast milk. Thus, this medicine should not be used in breastfeeding women.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Irinotel 40mg Injection 2ml?
A:
Irinotel Injection may cause dizziness and visual disturbances. If you experience any such effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Irinotel 40mg Injection 2ml?
A:
There is limited information available on the interaction of alcohol with Irinotel Injection. Ask your doctor for advice on alcohol intake along with this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have Gilbert’s syndrome, an inherited condition that can cause increased bilirubin levels
  • and jaundice (yellow skin and eyes).
  • You experience diarrhoea that lasts more than 24 hours, or if you get lightheaded, dizzy, or faint.
  • You develop any signs of infection, such as fever (38°C or higher), chills, pain when passing urine, a new cough, or bringing up sputum after using this medicine.
  • You are taking medicines such as aspirin or aspirin-containing medicines, warfarin, or vitamin E.
  • You are unable to take fluids by mouth due to nausea and vomiting.
  • You develop symptoms of an acute cholinergic syndrome like runny nose, increased saliva, excess tears in the eyes, sweating, flushing, abdominal cramps, and diarrhoea.
  • You develop a new or worsening cough, trouble breathing, and fever after using this medicine.
  • You notice chest pain, shortness of breath, swelling, pain, redness, or warmth in an arm or leg.
  • You have pain in your belly and you cannot move your bowels, especially if you also have bloating and loss of appetite.
  • You recently received treatment with pelvic or abdominal radiotherapy.
  • You have kidney or heart disorders.
  • You experience sores in the mouth, mouth pain, bleeding, or even trouble eating.
  • You are planning to have surgery or any procedure.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Irinotel 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Irinotel Injection prevents the action of a chemical called DNA topoisomerase I. This causes certain changes in the DNA (genetic material) resulting in problems in DNA synthesis which is responsible f...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Irinotel 40 MG

  • Irinotel Injection will be given by your doctor or nurse.
  • Do not self-inject this medicine. Follow any aftercare instructions given by the doctor or nurse.
interactions

Interactions of Irinotel 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Irinotel Injection works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Particular care should be taken if you are taking medicines used to treat fits/seizures (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and fosphenytoin), medicines used to treat fungal infections (ketocona...
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  • Avoid taking laxatives and stool softeners while taking Irinotel Injection.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Irinotel 40 MG

  • Store Irinotel Injection in a cool and dry place. Protect from light. Do not freeze.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Irinotel 40 MG

Overdose

Irinotel Injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, and hence, the chances of an overdose are unlikely.

Missed a Dose

It is unlikely that a dose of Irinotel Injection will be missed if you are monitored in a healthcare setup. However, if you have missed taking a dose of the injection, inform the doctor or nurse immed...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Irinotel Injection used for?

A: Irinotel Injection is used to treat advanced or metastatic cancer of the colon or rectum.

Q: Can Irinotel Injection be used in pregnancy?

A: There is limited information on the effect of Irinotel Injection during pregnancy. This medicine should not be used in pregnant women unless recommended by the doctor.
Product Details
Brand
IRINOTEL
Expires on or After
13/09/2024

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