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Were you looking for more information about Irinotecan? Irunotecan is a common misspelling of irinotecan.
Available by prescription only, irinotecan (Camptosar®) is a medication that helps treat colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. This medicine works by blocking the action of certain enzymes in the body, causing cells to die.
To help ensure a safe treatment process, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medical problems you might have (such as diabetes, kidney disease, or any kind of infection), as well as any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are taking. Side effects of this drug may include diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.
(Click Irinotecan for more information, including other side effects to look out for during treatment and details on when and how you will receive the medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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