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Brand Name:- Iritero

Generic Name:- Irinotecan

Manufacturer:- Hetero

Dosage Form:- Injection

Strength:- 100mg/50ml

Composition:- Irinotecan

Packaging:- 1vial

Indication:- Colorectal cancer

Storage:- Store at room temperature


Iritero (Irinotecan) injection is used in the treatment of colorectal cancer. This medicine interferes with the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the body. Take this medicine according to your health care professional. This injection is given by a doctor or nurse in your vein. Your doctor will decide your exact dosage. Take this medicine according to your doctor’s dosing schedule. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. It is advisable not to change or stop your dose without taking suggestions from your doctor.

Pharmacodynamics Of Iritero (Irinotecan)

Irinotecan is an antineoplastic enzyme inhibitor used in the treatment of colorectal cancer. It is a semisynthetic derivative of camptothecin. This interacts with topoisomerase I, an enzyme in the cell nucleus that regulates DNA topology and facilitates nuclear processes such as DNA replication and repair.

Substitutes Of Iritero (Irinotecan)

  • Irnocam
  • Rinotec
  • Camto
  • Irinores

Side Effects Of Iritero (Irinotecan)

This medicine may cause some serious and unwanted side effects. It requires immediate medical attention otherwise it can also lead to higher risk. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your medical advisor before starting the treatment.

Common Side Effects 

  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dehydration
  • Low white blood cell count
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Anemia
  • Fever
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lightheadedness
  • Swelling
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Bleeding
  • Mucosal inflammation
  • Sore throat
  • Hair loss
  • Runny nose
  • Skin rash
  • Infections
  • Pale skin
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Shortness of breath

Note- Inform your doctor if you notice any side effects.


Take this injection as prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-administer. The injection is given as an infusion into your vein by a doctor or nurse.

Missed Dose 

  •  It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss an appointment for a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.


  • In case of an overdose, your doctor will provide emergency medical treatment.

Usage Of Iritero (Irinotecan)

This injection is prescribed for the treatment of colorectal cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the multiplication of cancerous cells. Iritero injection treats or lowers the risk of developing cancerous cells in the body. This medicine is also given in combination with other medicines to treat cancer. Irinotecan belongs to the group of cancer-fighting medications. The use of this injection is not recommended in pregnant women and children. Your doctor decides the recommended dose of this medicine according to your medical condition and response to the treatment.


Before starting treatment with Iritero, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.

  •  Contraception
    • Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Children and adolescents
    • This medicine is not advisable for use in children and adolescents.

Warnings For Female 

  • Pregnancy
    • Iritero shouldn’t be used by pregnant women. Irinotecan may cause harm to the baby. It is recommended that this medicine should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding
    • This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding unless it is necessary. Please consult your medical advisor before starting treatment with this medication.

 General Warning And Precautions 

  • This medicine may increase the risk of diarrhea.
  • This medication should be used with extreme caution due to the increased risk of hematologic abnormalities such as anemia and low blood cell counts.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness.
  • This medicine may cause some severe allergic reactions.
  • Avoid driving after receiving this medicine.
  • Avoid receiving any other medicine.


  • Not safe for pregnant women.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
  • May harm the liver.
  • Do not self-administer this medicine.
  • Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.