Camptosar (Irinotecan)

Type: drug type
Product: Camptosar
Manufacturer: Pfizer
Country: Canada
Dosage: 20 mg/ml/25 ml
Qty: 1
USD $3282.99
Type: drug type
Product: Irinotecan
Manufacturer: Generic
Country: Canada
Dosage: 20 mg/ml/2 ml
Qty: 1
USD $268.99
Type: drug type
Product: Irinotecan
Manufacturer: Generic
Country: Canada
Dosage: 20 mg/ml/5 ml
Qty: 1
USD $647.99

Camptosar Information

Are you ready to fill a prescription for Camptosar or any other cancer medications? You can fill all of them here at Canada Pharmacy Online. We currently carry the brand name Camptosar from Pfizer in Canada. The generic name for the active ingredient in Camptosar is Irinotecan, and we carry it in a 20mg/ml/2ml or 20mg/ml/5ml dosage manufactured by a different manufacturer. Brand name Camptosar is available in the strength of 20mg/ml/25ml dosage.

Product Details

Camptosar is a cancer medication used to treat colon and rectum cancer. It’s usually given in combination with other cancer medications as combination chemotherapy. It works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells.

The common side effects of Camptosar include: diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, weakness, fever, pain, signs of infection, abnormal liver function tests, temporary hair loss.

The more serious side effects may include:

• Dehydration
• Low blood cell counts
• Nausea or vomiting that keeps you from drinking enough fluids
• Pain, redness, numbness, and peeling skin on hands and feet
• Severe or ongoing vomiting or diarrhea
• Signs of allergic reaction
• Sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough, or shortness of breath

You should not take Camptosar if you are allergic to Irinotecan. Before you start taking Camptosar, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you currently take including OTC and herbal medications.

You should not use Camptosar if you are pregnant or nursing, as it can be harmful. Use effective birth control and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Do not breastfeed while on this medication.


Be sure to take Camptosar exactly as your doctor describes for you. Follow all instructions that come with your medication. You may need frequent tests to ensure this medicine isn’t causing harmful side effects. Your doctor may recommend a DNA test before your first dose, as some people with certain genetic markers are more prone to certain side effects.

Camptosar is injected into a vein through an IV by a healthcare provider. The IV infusioin can take up to 90 minutes from start to finish, so tell your doctors if you experience any burning, pain, or swelling around the IV site.

There can be interactions between Camptosar and other medications. In particular:

o Antibiotics
o Antifungals
o Antiseizure medications
o Antiviral medications
o Nefazodone
o St. John’s wort

Talk to your doctor before you use other medications while on Camptosar.

To ensure this medication is right for you, be sure to tell your doctor if any of the following conditions apply to you:

• Breathing problems
• Lung disease

Questions and Answers

1. I have diarrhea whenever I have been treated with Camptosar. What should I do?
Answer: You should call your doctor whenever you have diarrhea during the treatment with Camptosar. It can lead to dehydration and other problems. Your doctor may prescribe an anti-diarrhea medicine (such as loperamide or Imodium) to keep on hand if this happens.

2. I need to have surgery, but I’m being treated with Camptosar. Is this okay?
Answer: You will want to tell your surgeon you’re using Camptosar before surgery so they can make sure to prepare adequately without using medicines that might interact.

3. I had to be DNA tested before taking Camptosar. Why is this?
Answer: Some people are genetically predisposed to have certain side effects from Camptosar. Your doctor may want to test you to make sure you will not have those side effects.

The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

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