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Camptothecin UPSC NOTE


  • It is a medication used to treat a variety of cancers.

  • Includes,colon, stomach, lung, breast, ovarian, and cervical cancers.

  • It is also used to treat some types of leukemia.

  • Camptothecin is a topoisomerase inhibitor. 

  • This means that it works by stopping enzymes called topoisomerases from working properly. 

  • Topoisomerases are enzymes that help topoisomerase DNA. 

  • When topoisomerases are not working properly, DNA can become damaged. 

  • This can lead to cell death.

  • Camptothecin is typically given as an injection into a vein (intravenously)

  • It can also be taken by mouth in some cases.

  • Common side effects of camptothecin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and hair loss. More serious side effects can occur, including low blood cell counts, infection, and bleeding.

  • Camptothecin is a powerful medication that can be effective in treating cancer

  • However, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects before starting treatment.



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Camptothecin UPSC NOTE
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