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Acronym: IFL

Most often associated with treatment of Colorectal Cancer

(Camptosar®, Camptothecin-11, CPT-11)

Used to treat metastatic colon or rectal cancer. This medication is given by infusion through a vein (intravenously, IV). There is no pill form of this medication. Irinotecan is an irritant. An irritant is a chemical that can cause inflammation of the vein through which it is given. If the medication escapes from the vein it can cause tissue damage.

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(Fluorouracil, Adrucil®)

Colon and rectal cancer. Breast cancer. Gastrointestinal cancers including: anal, esphageal, pancreas and gastric (stomach). Head and neck cancer * Hepatoma (liver cancer). Ovarian cancer. Topical use (cream or solution) in basal cell cancer of the skin and actinic keratoses. -see document fluorouracil(cream).

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(Calcium Leucovorin, Citrovorum Factor, Folinic Acid)

In combination with fluoruracil to treat cancers such as; colon and rectal, head and neck, esophageal, and other cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.

As an antidote to effects of certain chemotherapy drugs such as methotrexate.

Treatment of megaloblastic anemia when folic acid deficiency is present.

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