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 GENERIC NAME:- Irinotecan
 COMPANY:- Pfizer
 STRENGTH:- 40mg/100mg
 PACKING:- 2ml/5ml
 TYPE:- Injection
 USES:- Antineoplastic Medication
 Description:-Campto 100mg injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum. Campto 100mg 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.
 Expert Advice:-
  • 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
  • • 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 with severe liver disease or severe bone marrow failure should not take it. • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking it.
  • • 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
 Side Effects:-Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Hair loss, Fever, Anemia, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Decreased appetite, Mucosal inflammation

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