Irinotecan liposomal has caused a serious decrease in white blood cells (neutropenia). Low white blood cells can make you more likely to get serious (sometimes fatal) infections or make any infection you have worse. Get medical help right away if you develop signs of infection such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills.
Your doctor will monitor your blood counts while you are using this medication. Keep all medical and lab appointments.
Irinotecan liposomal may cause severe diarrhea which may occur right away and/or more than 24 hours after you receive the medication. If the diarrhea starts right away, you may also have other side effects such as runny nose, increased saliva, watery eyes, sweating, slow heartbeat, stomach cramps, or flushing. You should not receive this medication if you have stomach/intestinal blockage. Tell your doctor right away if you have diarrhea. Your doctor will prescribe medications to help control the diarrhea.
How to use Irinotecan Liposomal Dispersion
This medication is given by a health care professional. It is injected slowly into a vein over 90 minutes as directed by your doctor, usually every 2 weeks. The dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to treatment. To help prevent side effects such as nausea/vomiting, your doctor may direct you to take other medications before you receive this medication. Use these additional medications exactly as directed by your doctor.
You Might Also Like
Are you currently using Irinotecan Liposomal Dispersion?
This survey is being conducted by the WebMD marketing sciences department.
Free RX Coupon
Save up to 80% on your prescriptions.
Save up to 80% on your prescription with WebMDRx
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.