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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Irinotecan Hydrochloride (Overview)

Irinotecan hydrochloride is a cancer-related hormone which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Irinotecan Hydrochloride (Overview)

Irinotecan hydrochloride is a cancer-related hormone which is a kind of cancer drug.


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How can we cure nervousness and mild termor caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloride? Is this side effect reversible after being controled?

How can we cure nervousness and mild termor caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloride? Is this side effect reversible after being controled?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) tremor: These side effects resolve after you come off cipro (ciprofloxacin). It can take 10 to 60 days. To help, exercise steadily twice a day, minimize caffeine and sugar, and as able get involved in relaxation maneuvers and even yoga. If protracted, acupuncture helps tremendously. Be careful with exercise. Stay light and steady. Do not overload muscles. Walking briskly, very easy jog, cycling, rowing best. ...Read more

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What side effects of nephazoline hydrochloride?

What side effects of nephazoline hydrochloride?

Naphazoline drops: The adverse reactions include: ocular: mydriasis, increased redness, irritation, discomfort, blurring, punctate keratitis, lacrimation, increased intraocular pressure. Systemic: dizziness, headache, nausea, sweating, nervousness, drowsiness, weakness, hypertension, cardiac irregularities, and hyperglycemia. ...Read more

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Are there organizations that would assist financially for chemotherapy called camptosar (irinotecan)? Copay is too much.

Are there organizations that  would assist financially for chemotherapy called camptosar (irinotecan)? Copay is too much.

Couple of options: First, ask to make an appointment with a local social worker that is affiliated with your hospital or clinic. In addition, here are some resources: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/index?Sssourcesiteid=null http://www.Cancercare.Org/financial. ...Read more

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Whats camptosar (irinotecan) for?

Whats camptosar (irinotecan) for?

Camptosar (irinotecan): Is hormonal antineoplastic medication given by injection in treatment of metastatic colorectal cancers. ...Read more

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Who should not use Irinotecan?

Who should not use Irinotecan?

Irinotecan: "Irinotecan hydrochloride injection is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug or its excipients." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=2361c88c-124e-4f6c-aef2-c70612f0eb64 ...Read more

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Who should not use Irinotecan injections?

Irinotecan: "Irinotecan hydrochloride injection is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug or its excipients." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=2361c88c-124e-4f6c-aef2-c70612f0eb64 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: irinotecan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: irinotecan allergy?

Allergy/side effect: Side effects are known adverse reactions that occur due to the metabolism of the medication or the mechanism of action of the drug that just happens to be undesirable or toxic. Typical allergic reactions (type i hsr) consist of flushing, hives, itching, swelling, respiratory symptoms or GI symptoms. True allergic reactions can be desensitized by an allergist trained to perform the procedure. ...Read more

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Cea is rising 1 point per month while on irinotecan . Does this mean not responding to treatment ?

Cea is rising 1 point per month while on irinotecan . Does this mean not responding to treatment ?

CEA often fluctuates: We have to give 2 months of chemo before we can assess response. CEA is not enirely reliabnle unless you have done it 3-4 times in a row, one month aprt. Then it will show us a trend for tumor being better or worse. Yet we rely much more on Imaging studies(CT scan etc) along with patient symptoms and doctor's examination. All together(these 4 items) will help us conclude if tumor is getting small ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Camptosar (Definition)

Camptosar is a cancer-related hormone which is a ...Read more