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Irinotecan (Camptosar)

How Is Irinotecan Taken Or Given?

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Irinotecan is given by an infusion into a vein (IV) over 90 minutes.

It is usually given either once every 3 weeks, or weekly for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks off.

The dose will depend on a number of factors, including the treatment schedule, your body size, your age and general health, your blood counts, how well your liver is working, whether you have had radiation to your abdomen/pelvis, and whether you have any side effects such as diarrhea.

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