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Hospira Launches Generic Irinotecan Injection
Date:2/27/2008

rs, and many of these compounds are in Hospira's robust product pipeline. To help reduce medication errors, Hospira labels all of its injectable products with unit-of-use bar codes.

Hospira already markets irinotecan in Canada, Australia and several European countries.

Indications and Safety Information

Irinotecan hydrochloride injection is indicated for patients with metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum whose disease has recurred or progressed following initial fluorouracil-based therapy. Common adverse events include diarrhea (early and late), neutropenia, leukopenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, cholinergic symptoms, dizziness, visual disturbances, alopecia, mucositis, pain, weakness and fever.

Boxed Warning: Irinotecan HCl Injection should be administered only under the supervision of a physician who is experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Appropriate management of complications is possible only when adequate diagnostic and treatment facilities are readily available. Irinotecan HCl Injection can induce both early and late forms of diarrhea that appear to be mediated by different mechanisms. Both forms of diarrhea may be severe. Early diarrhea (occurring during or shortly after infusion of Irinotecan HCl Injection may be accompanied by cholinergic symptoms of rhinitis, increased salivation, miosis, lacrimation, diaphoresis, flushing, and intestinal hyperperistalsis that can cause abdominal cramping. Early diarrhea and other cholinergic symptoms may be prevented or ameliorated by atropine (see PRECAUTIONS, General). Late diarrhea (generally occurring more than 24 hours after administration of Irinotecan HCl Injection) can be life threatening since it may be prolonged and may lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, or sepsis. Late diarrhea should be treated promptly with loperamide. Patients with diarrhea should be carefully monitored and given fluid and electrolyte repla
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