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USES: This medication is used to treat colon or rectal cancer.

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OverviewPhotosHow To UseSide EffectsPrecautionsMissed DoseDrug Interactions

This medication is used to treat colon or rectal cancer.
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Laboratory tests will be performed periodically to monitor for effectiveness and side effects of this drug.

  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.


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How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This drug is given by vein (IV), generally over a 90 minute period.
  • Treatment is frequently once weekly for 4 weeks, followed by a 2 week rest period.
  • After that, more treatments may be given on the same weekly schedule and rest period.
  • Doses and number of treatments are based on your response to treatment, side effects and your disease.
  • Frequently, drugs to treat nausea are prescribed before and after this drug is given.
  • Follow all doctor and pharmacist instructions carefully.

Side Effects
  • Flushing may occur.
  • If this persists or worsens, notify your doctor.
  • Report immediately any diarrhea occurring within the first day of the drug injection.
  • Symptoms are serious and include stomach cramping, sweating and loose stools (with or without blood).
  • Another form of diarrhea can occur later, (more than one day after the dose), can last longer and is very, very serious.
  • Dehydration (too little water in body) can occur.
  • Symptoms of dehydration include decreased urine amount and loose stools.
  • This is treated immediately with loperamide as directed by your doctor.
  • Have this medication on hand.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you cannot reach your doctor promptly.
  • Report immediately any redness or swelling of the injection site, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, persistent sore throat, fever, shortness of breath or rash.
  • Very unlikely but report immediately any unusual bleeding or bruising.
  • Hair loss may occur.
  • Frequently this is temporary.
  • Discuss any concerns with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies (especially drug allergies), history of radiation treatments, diabetes, liver or lung disease.
  • Use of laxatives should be avoided since this drug may cause diarrhea.
  • Limit alcohol intake since it may aggravate side effects.
  • To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
  • This drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before using this drug.
  • It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
  • Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
  • Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly.

Missed Dose
  • It is very important to receive all scheduled doses.
  • If you miss a dose, contact your doctor promptly to set up a new dosing schedule.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially other anticancer drugs, laxatives, "water pills" (diuretics) or drugs to treat diabetes.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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