This page contains brief information about the drug combination called FOLFIRINOX. The drugs in the combination are listed, and links to individual drug summaries are included.
|FOL||= Leucovorin Calcium (Folinic Acid)|
|IRIN||= Irinotecan Hydrochloride|
Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.
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
FOLFIRINOX is used to treat:
- Pancreatic cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body).
This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.
More About FOLFIRINOX
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.