Side effect(s) of Irinotecan

Read the side effects of Irinotecan as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Central Nervous System- Dizziness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, weakness, headache, lightheadedness, confusion, dizziness and discomfort.

Gastrointestinal- Constipation, gas, increased salivation, indigestion, loss of appetite, mouth sores, nausea, stomach pain/cramps, dehydration and diarrhea.

Skin- Hair loss, sweating, redness or swelling at the injection site.

Musculoskeletal- Back pain, numbness of an arm or leg, one-sided weakness, pain in the groin or lower legs.

Miscellaneous- Cough, flushing, tearing, weight loss, chest pain, fainting, fever, chills and shortness of breath.

Other Precautions : *Avoid use of laxatives because of the risk of increased diarrhea.
*Avoid extravasations.
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