"Dec. 5, 2012 -- A breath test similar to the one used to determine when a driver has had too much to drink shows promise as a screening tool for cancer.
In a new study from Italy, researchers were able to identify patients with colorectal c"...
Eloxatin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
- How is oxaliplatin given (Eloxatin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Eloxatin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Eloxatin)?
- What should I avoid while using oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
- What other drugs will affect oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Eloxatin)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your oxaliplatin injection.
What happens if I overdose (Eloxatin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, severe vomiting or diarrhea, numbness or tingling, flu symptoms, wheezing, trouble breathing, chest pain, slow heart rate, weak or shallow breathing (breathing may stop).
What should I avoid while using oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
Avoid cold temperatures and cold objects, including ice, cold drinks, and skin exposure to cold temperatures.
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses. Contact your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Oxaliplatin can cause side effects that may impair your vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
Before you receive oxaliplatin, tell your doctor if you also take a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
There may be other drugs that can interact with oxaliplatin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about oxaliplatin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Copyright 1996-2012 Cerner Multum, Inc. Version: 4.02. Revision date: 12/15/2010.
Your use of the content provided in this service indicates that you have read,understood and agree to the End-User License Agreement,which can be accessed by clicking on this link.
Additional Eloxatin Information
- Eloxatin Drug Interactions Center: oxaliplatin iv
- Eloxatin Side Effects Center
- Eloxatin Overview including Precautions
- Eloxatin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Eloxatin - User Reviews
Eloxatin User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get the latest treatment options.