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Zaltrap is a chemotherapy drug licensed for the treatment of colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. This prescription medicine is given as a slow injection into a vein once every two weeks. It works to slow down tumor growth by inhibiting blood supply to the colorectal tumors. Side effects are common and include infections, diarrhea, and mouth sores.
- 5-fluorouracil (Adrucil®, Carac®, Efudex®, Fluoroplex®, also known as 5-FU)
- Irinotecan (Camptosar®).