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Irnocam 100mg Injection

Prescription Required

Salt Composition : Irinotecan

Manufacturer : DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: ‚āĻ1566
Price : ‚āĻ1249
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1 Vial(s) Of 5ml


Introduction to Irnocam 100mg Injection

Irnocam 100 mg Injection belongs to the group of medications called anti-cancer medicines or cytostatics. It consists of the active ingredient Irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate. It is indicated for advanced colon cancer and rectal cancer in adults. It is prescribed alone or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents. Cancer in the colon and rectum is prevalent in age groups above 50 and is further triggered by genetic and environmental factors.  

Myelosuppression (bone marrow suppression leading to low levels of RBC, WBC, and platelets in the blood) and diarrhea are the most common adverse effects of this medication. Other common side effects of Irnocam 100 mg Injection are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, anemia, pain, fatigue, fever, infections including sepsis, abnormal bilirubin levels, hair loss, and weight loss. Inform your doctor if these side effects disturb or persist in you.  

Inform your physician if you are allergic to Irnocam 100 mg Injection and its ingredients. Before starting treatment, let your physician know if you have liver problems or jaundice, kidney and heart problems, asthma, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or severe diarrhea. If you are smoking or have ever received radiation therapy, report to your healthcare provider. Consult your healthcare provider if you take other medicines, herbs, and supplements. Effective contraception (birth control) by males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy. Your physician will perform blood tests during and before treatment to check for the effects of the medicine on blood counts or blood chemistry.


Uses of Irnocam 100mg Injection

  • Treatment of metastatic cancer of the colon and rectum (large intestine).

Therapeutic Effects of Irnocam 100mg Injection

Irnocam 100 mg Injection works by converting its active metabolite with the help of liver enzymes and inhibits the Topoisomerase I enzyme. This causes damage to the DNA synthesis and its replication, thus preventing the cancer cells from growing and spreading.


Interaction of Irnocam 100mg Injection with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products that you are taking or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications tend to interact with Irnocam 100 mg Injection and can cause potential side effects.


More Information about Irnocam 100mg Injection

  • Do not freeze.
  • Store protected from light at a temperature not exceeding 25¬įC.
  • Keep this medicine away from the sight and reach of children.

How to consume Irnocam 100mg Injection

Take this medicine exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare professional administers it into your vein. Do not self-administer. Your physician will recommend a DNA test before taking this medicine. The dose depends on your age, size, and medical condition.


Safety Advices for Irnocam 100mg Injection

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Pregnancy

  

Take this medicine exactly as prescribed. Your healthcare professional administers it into your vein. Do not self-administer. Your physician will recommend a DNA test before taking this medicine. The dose depends on your age, size, and medical condition.

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Breast Feeding

  

It is unsafe to use during breastfeeding as Irnocam 100 mg Injection, and its metabolites are found in human milk. It must be discontinued for the duration of therapy. Consult your doctor for advice.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether it is safe to administer Irnocam 100 mg Injection in patients with lung disorders. Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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Liver

  

Irnocam 100 mg Injection is used with caution in patients with liver impairment. Inform your physician before starting treatment if you have liver disease or jaundice. Your physician will monitor your liver functions and adjust the dose accordingly.

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Alcohol

  

It is unknown whether it is safe to drink alcohol while taking Irnocam 100 mg Injection. Check with your doctor for advice.

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Driving

  

You may feel dizzy or tired for 24 hours after taking this medicine. Do not use any tools or drive during treatment with Irnocam 100 mg Injection. 


Side Effects of Irnocam 100mg Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious:

  • Early and late diarrhea
  • Allergic reactions
  • Kidney impairment
  • Lung problems
  • Low levels of RBC, WBC, and platelets in the blood

Common:

  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Fever, infections including sepsis
  • Abnormal bilirubin levels
  • Hair loss
  • Weight loss

Word of Advice

Diarrhea is the first sign of Irnocam 100 mg Injection. It may be serious if diarrhea starts more than 24 hours after administration of this medication. It should be treated immediately and kept under close supervision. If left untreated, it could lead to dehydration and serious chemical imbalances, which can be life-threatening. Try to avoid laxatives and stool softeners while taking this medicine. Drink large amounts of water and rehydration fluids immediately. Take antidiarrheal treatment like loperamide.


FAQs

Q 1. Do you always lose your hair with Irnocam 100 mg Injection?

Hair loss is common with Irnocam 100 mg Injection. It usually starts 3-4 weeks after the first dose of this medication.

Q 2. Does Irnocam 100 mg Injection cause liver damage?

Irnocam 100 mg Injection may cause liver impairment or damage. Inform your physician before starting treatment if you have liver disease or jaundice.

Q 3. What happens if Irnocam 100 mg Injection is taken in more than recommended dose?

If Irnocam 100 mg Injection is taken in more than the recommended doses, it can cause severe blood disorders and diarrhea.

Q 4. Which is the best area to administer Irnocam 100 mg Injection?

Irnocam 100 mg Injection will be administered into the vein under strict medical supervision. Do not self-administer.

Q 5. How to prevent diarrhea while taking Irnocam 100 mg Injection?

Drink large amounts of water and rehydration fluids to prevent diarrhea. It is advised to take antidiarrheal medicines, including loperamide.


Fact Box of Irnocam 100mg Injection

Molecule name: Irinotecan

Therapeutic class: Topoisomerase I inhibitors

Pharmacological class: Antineoplastics 

Indications: Colon and rectum cancer (large intestine cancer)


References

  1. Accord Healthcare Limited, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on June 2022] [Accessed on 24 Nov 2022], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7318.pdf
  2. Pharmacia & Upjohn Co, US Food & Drug Administration, [Revised on Dec 2014] [Accessed on 24 Nov 2022], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/020571s048lbl.pdf
  3. I.D. Penman, C.W. Lees, Alimentary Tract and Pancreatic Disease, Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition, 2014, 837-920.
  4. Edward Chu, Cancer Chemotherapy, Lange’s Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 14th Edition, 2018, 948-976.

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