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Irnocam 40mg Injection

By DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD
2ml Injection
MRP 777.50
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Irnocam 40 MG Description

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

is used in combination with other medicines. Irnocam 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 Irnocam Injection, inform your doctor if you are pregnant/breastfeeding and about your complete medical history.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹668.65
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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 Irnocam 40 MG

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

Contraindications of Irnocam 40 MG

  • If you are allergic to irinotecan or any of the other ingredients of Irnocam 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 Irnocam 40 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Irnocam 40 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Irnocam 40mg Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
No information is available if Irnocam 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 Irnocam 40mg Injection?
A:
Irnocam 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 Irnocam 40mg Injection?
A:
There is limited information available on the interaction of alcohol with Irnocam 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 Irnocam 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Irnocam 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 fo...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Irnocam 40 MG

  • Irnocam 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 Irnocam 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Irnocam 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 Irnocam Injection.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Irnocam 40 MG

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

Dosage of Irnocam 40 MG

Overdose

Irnocam 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 Irnocam 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 immedi...
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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 Irnocam Injection used for?

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

Q: Can Irnocam Injection be used in pregnancy?

A: There is limited information on the effect of Irnocam Injection during pregnancy. This medicine should not be used in pregnant women unless recommended by the doctor.
Last Updated on: 18 Jun 2022 | 01:14 AM (IST)

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