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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Irinotecan

Side effect Patients
Balance problems 1
Migraine headaches 1


Based on patients currently taking Irinotecan

Dosage Patients
100 mg/5ml every other week 1

Why patients stopped taking Irinotecan

Multiple reasons could be selected

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


Currently taking Irinotecan

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1

Stopped taking Irinotecan

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Irinotecan after stopping:

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