[Study on the mechanisms of diarrhea induced by a new anticancer camptothecin derivative, irinotecan hydrochloride (CPT-11), in rats].

Abstract

We investigated the mechanisms of CPT-11-induced diarrhea. 1) CPT-11 (80 mg/kg, i.v.) induced watery diarrhea within 1 hr after dosing in saline-loaded (10 ml/kg, p.o.) rats. This was partially inhibited by subcutaneous injection of atropine (1 mg/kg) or ondansetron (1 mg/kg) and almost completely inhibited by a combination of atropine and ondansetron or by… (More)

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