What is Irinotecan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Camptosar


See also: FOLFIRI regimen

Irinotecan is a chemotherapy agent used to treat metastatic cancer of the colon or rectum.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Colon cancer 2 0
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 0
Enlarged spleen 1 0
Pancreatic cancer 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Irinotecan

Side effect Patients Percentage
Balance problems 1
Migraine headaches 1

Why patients stopped taking Irinotecan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Irinotecan


Stopped taking Irinotecan

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Irinotecan after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Chemotherapy 1
FOLFOX regimen 1
Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Irinotecan.