This medication is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for colorectal cancer either alone or with other medications. It works by killing cancer cells and slowing tumor growth.
Oxaliplatin harms cancer cells causing their death
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Adult: IV Advanced colorectal cancer- with fluorouracil and folinic acid: 85 mgm2 2 weekly.
Chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu. Numbness and tingling of the feet or hands caused by cold. Avoid cold temperatures, cold food or drinks, cold flooring, and the refrigerator or freezer for at least 5 days after this drug is given. Throat tightness, feeling of not being able to swallow or breathe. This goes away by itself. Avoid anything cold for at least 5 days after this drug is given. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Headache. Cough. Mouth irritation or sores. Using a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and rinsing the mouth may help. Do not use mouth rinses that have alcohol in them. Hard stools (constipation). Belly pain. Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count. Fever. Feeling tired or weak. High blood pressure. Harm to the liver may rarely happen. Harm to the lungs may rarely happen.
Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
If you have an allergy to oxaliplatin, carboplatin, cisplatin, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Trouble breathing. Trouble swallowing. Trouble walking. Trouble doing actions such as doing up buttons or zippers or opening tops of products. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Cough that does not go away. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet. Sudden change or loss of eyesight. Any bruising or bleeding. Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. Not able to eat. Feeling very tired or weak. Seizures. Very bad mouth irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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