Active Ingredient(s): Irinotecan
FDA Approved: * June 14, 1996
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Camptosar Overview

Irinotecan, sold under the brand name Camptosar among others, is a medication used to treat colon cancer, and small cell lung cancer.[4] For colon cancer it is used either alone or with fluorouracil.[4] For small cell lung cancer it is used with cisplatin.[4] It is given by slow injection into a vein.[4] Common side effects include diarrhea, vomiting, bone marrow suppression, hair loss, shortness of breath, and fever.[4&a...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 100mg/5ml (20mg/ml), 20mg/ml, 300mg/15ml (20mg/ml), 40mg/2ml (20mg/ml)
  • Injection, Liposomal: 43mg/10ml (4.3mg/ml)
  • Vial: 43mg/10ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Camptosar: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0009-1111 Camptosar 20 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company
  • 0009-7529 Camptosar 20 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company

Other drugs which contain Irinotecan or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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