IRINOTEL 100MG INJECTION

IRINOTEL 100MG INJECTION

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition: Irinotecan
  • Manufacturer: Fresenius Kabi
  • Indication: Colon and Rectum Cancer
  • Packaging: 1 Injection
  • Dosage Form: Injection

PACKAGE

  • 100mg
  • 5ml

Brand name – Irinotel

Generic name – Irinotecan

Manufacturer – Fresenius Kabi

Strength – 100mg/5ml (20mg/ml)

Dosage Form – Injection

Composition – Irinotecan

Indication – Colon and Rectum Cancer

Storage – at 20° – 25°C

Overview Of Irinotel 100mg Injection
Irinotel 100mg/5ml injection is a chemotherapy medication that is used in the treatment of colon and rectum cancer. The generic name of this injection is Irinotecan and it is an antineoplastic enzyme inhibitor. It is not a self-administered injection and should be injected by a doctor or an experienced nurse only.

Pharmacodynamics
Irinotel is an enzyme inhibitor as it blocks the action of topoisomerase I. This enzyme is necessary for DNA replication. As this medication binds to the DNA – topoisomerase complex it consequently stops the replication. It also leads to damaged DNA which triggers cell death. In addition, it showcases antineoplastic properties as it stops the cell growth and metastasis of the tumor cells.

  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Rashes and hives
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Bloating
  • Swelling of arms, legs, and stomach
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin

This medicine is prescribed by the doctor thus, it is advisable to follow the prescription given. Irinotel 100 mg/5ml is injected intravenously. It should be injected by a doctor or an experienced nurse and is not self-administrable.

Missed dose

It is advisable to avoid missing any doses. In case you miss a dose of Irinotel consult your doctor immediately.

Overdose

In case of an overdose on this injection, contact your doctor or any healthcare provider and seek medical attention immediately.

  • Irinotel can cause an allergic reaction in some patients. Therefore it is necessary to read the complete composition list before injecting it. It can cause injection site reactions like redness, swelling, and rashes in some patients.
  • Inform the doctor about all the vitamin supplements, herbal medications, and prescription and non-prescription medicines you take.
  • Inform the doctor if you take Ketoconazole and stop taking it one week before taking the Irinotel injection.
  • Irinotel can decrease fertility in both men and women.
  • It is advisable to avoid pregnancy during and till three months after the last injection since Irinotel 100mg/5ml can cause harm to the fetus.
  • Also, avoid breastfeeding till one week after the final dose. Avoiding alcohol consumption is advisable.
  • It is advisable to avoid driving and operating heavy machinery since the injection can cause dizziness as a side effect.
  • Inform the doctor about the past medical conditions –
    • Diabetes
    • Liver(hepatic) complications
    • Lung disease
    • Kidney (renal) complications
    • Fructose intolerance

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition: Irinotecan
  • Manufacturer: Fresenius Kabi
  • Indication: Colon and Rectum Cancer
  • Packaging: 1 Injection
  • Dosage Form: Injection

PACKAGE

  • 100mg
  • 5ml
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