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Were you looking for information about Irinotecan? Irinitican is a common misspelling of irinotecan.
By blocking certain enzymes in the body, irinotecan (Camptosar®) can help slow down the progression of colon or rectal cancer in adults. It is given intravenously (by IV) every one to three weeks by a healthcare provider.
Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. You may not be able to use this drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, bone marrow problems, or a bowel obstruction.
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