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Management of Chemotherapy Induced Diarrhea

Purpose:

To manage chemotherapy-induced diarrhea in a patient receiving irinotecan, fluorouracil and leucovorin (IFL).

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Gastroenterology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

complications, prevention

ICD-10:

K52.1, T45.1

Description:

Diarrhea is a complication of irinotecan-fluorouracil-leucovorin (IFL) regimen. Benson et al reviewed recommendations for management of chemotherapy-induced diarrhea. The authors are from the University of Chicago, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, and several other cancer centers in the United States.

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