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Paraplatin

Paraplatin



USES: This medication is used alone or in combination with other drugs in the treatment of certain cancers.

 
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Paraplatin

Uses
This medication is used alone or in combination with other drugs in the treatment of certain cancers.
Notes
  • Laboratory tests and blood counts will be done routinely while using this medication to monitor its effects and prevent side effects.
  • Aluminum reacts with carboplatin causing a precipitate.
  • Do not use needles or IV sets that contain aluminum parts.

Storage
  • Once prepared, this medication is stable for only 8 hours.
  • Check the expiration date on the label and properly discard of any unused medication after that time.


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Paraplatin
Paraplatin



How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is administered by infusion into a vein over at least 15 minutes by a health care professional.
  • It may be given as one dose every 4 weeks or as 5 smaller doses over 5 days.
  • The dose and frequency is based on your blood count and response to previous doses.

Side Effects
  • Nausea and vomiting may be severe in about 1/3 of all patients but usually subsides within 24 hours of treatment.
  • Medication may be given prior to therapy to help reduce this effect.
  • Pain, diarrhea, constipation, change in taste, and hair loss may occur.
  • If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop mouth sores, unusual bruising or bleeding, weakness, skin rash, flu-like symptoms (chills, fever, weakness), breathing trouble, a rapid, pounding or irregular heartbeat, tingling of the hands or feet or tremors while taking this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing blood disorders or bone marrow disease, kidney disease or any allergies.
  • This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before using this medication.
  • It is not known if carboplatin passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • It is important that each dose be used as scheduled.
  • If you miss a dose, contact your doctor who will help establish a new dose schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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