Jun 24, 2009 - 4:28 am
Does Irinotecan (= CPT-11, or Folfiri when with 5FU) have any particular side effects? (aside from "the usual" ie fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, low white blood counts)?
I've been on may other chemo "cocktails" (5FU, FOLFOX +/- Avastin, Xeloda). I know all too well the side effects of oxaliplatin. Anything specific/weird about irinotecan? Is hair loss bad?
Also, is anyone on irinotecan + xeloda rather than with 5FU? I sure would love to avoid that 48 drip but I'm not sure about studies comparing the two??
As you can guess, it looks like this might be my next cocktail. Sure wish it was an icy cold martini instead! But I guess IV martini not a good idea.....