Irinotecan
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Irinotecan?

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• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury. Use soft toothbrush, electric razor.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using other: aspirin, aspirin-containing products, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, ibuprofen or like products, pain medicines, or vitamin E.

• Do not take St John's wort with this medicine. It may make this medicine less effective.

• Avoid grapefruit and...

 
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