This chemotherapy combination contains the drugs leucovorin calcium (folinic acid), fluorouracil, and irinotecan hydrochloride. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.
|FOL||= Leucovorin Calcium (Folinic Acid)|
|IRI||= Irinotecan Hydrochloride|
Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.
Use in Cancer
FOLFIRI is used to treat:
This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.
More About FOLFIRI
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.