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Paraplatin Patient Information including How Should I Take
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 should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving carboplatin (Paraplatin)?
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to carboplatin or similar medications such as oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) or cisplatin (Platinol). You should not receive carboplatin if you have severe bleeding or bone marrow suppression.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- a weak immune system; or
- if you have received carboplatin in the past.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use carboplatin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether carboplatin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while being treated with carboplatin.
How is carboplatin given (Paraplatin)?
Carboplatin is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.
Carboplatin is usually given once every 4 weeks. Follow your doctor's instructions.
You may be given other medications to prevent nausea or vomiting while you are receiving carboplatin.
Carboplatin can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill. Your blood may need to be tested often. Your kidney and liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.
You may need to receive blood transfusions while you are being treated with carboplatin.
Additional Paraplatin Information
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