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Paraplatin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
- What are the possible side effects of carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
- How is carboplatin given (Paraplatin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Paraplatin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Paraplatin)?
- What should I avoid while using carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
- What other drugs will affect carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Paraplatin)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your carboplatin injection.
What happens if I overdose (Paraplatin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, severe weakness, fever, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
What should I avoid while using carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Carboplatin 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 carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
Carboplatin can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use other medicines harmful to the kidneys. You may need dose adjustments or special tests if you have recently used:
- medicines to treat a bowel disorder;
- medication to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- antiviral medications;
- pain or arthritis medicines; or
- any injected antibiotics.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with carboplatin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. 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 carboplatin.
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.
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Additional Paraplatin Information
- Paraplatin Drug Interactions Center: carboplatin iv
- Paraplatin Side Effects Center
- Paraplatin Overview including Precautions
- Paraplatin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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