Brand Name:- Iritero
Generic Name:- Irinotecan
Dosage Form:- Injection
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)
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
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.
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. The recommended dose of this medicine is decided by your doctor 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.
Children and adolescents
Warnings for female
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.
Q1. What is Iritero (Irinotecan)?
Ans. Iritero injection is used in the treatment of colorectal cancer. It is an anti-cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancerous cells in the body.
Q2. How Iritero injection works?
Ans. This medication works by suppressing the activity of topoisomerase I involved in DNA multiplication of cancer cells.
Q3. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, dehydration, weakness, blurred vision, sore throat, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
Q4. In what strength is it available?
Ans. It is available in the strength of 100mg/50ml.
Q5. What should I avoid while receiving this medicine?
Ans. Avoid being near sick people or people who have infections.
Q6. How is Iritero given?
Ans. This injection is given as an infusion into a vein by a doctor or nurse. Do not self-administer.
Q7.Does this affect kidney function?
Ans. Please discuss your medical condition with your doctor before consuming this drug.
Q8. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
Q9. Does this affect liver function?
Ans. Use of Iritero injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Q10. Can I consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
Ans. It is not known whether it is safe or not. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Q11. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. This medicine may decrease your ability to drive or affect your vision. Do not drive if any symptoms occur.
Q12. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Q13. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary.
Q14. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze or shake this medicine.
Interactions may change how your medication works and increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose your previous medical history with your doctor.
This medicine is not in use with patients who are suffering from chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
Iritero injection is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Irinotecan.
This medicine is not in use with patients who are suffering from a bowel obstruction.
This medicine is contracted in patients known to be hypersensitive.