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irinotecan - injection, Camptosar (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: atazanavir, drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove irinotecan from your body (such as rifamycins including rifabutin, certain anti-seizure medicines including carbamazepine/phenytoin/phenobarbital), laxatives, "water pills"/diuretics (e.g., furosemide).Avoid taking St. John's wort within 2 weeks before or during treatment with this medication, and avoid taking ketoconazole within 1 week before or during treatment with this medication.Avoid eating foods or taking products containing tumeric (curcumin) while being treated with irinotecan. It may decrease this medication's effects. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat, fever), severe diarrhea.

NOTES: Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood count, hemoglobin, platelets) should be performed regularly to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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