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What is Carboplatin used for?

Carboplatin is a chemotherapy injection used to treat various types of cancer such as ovarian cancer. This cancer medication slows the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Carboplatin?

The dosage of Carboplatin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Carboplatin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to receive Carboplatin injection in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, call your doctor as soon as possible.

What if you overdose on Carboplatin?

Any medication received in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Carboplatin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Carboplatin?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Carboplatin.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Carboplatin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Carboplatin can interact with antiviral medications, certain antiseizure medications, and arthritis medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Carboplatin?

Like other medicines, Carboplatin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Carboplatin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Carboplatin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Carboplatin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Carboplatin can cause side effects such as stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Carboplatin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Carboplatin?

Is it possible for me to receive Carboplatin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I receive Carboplatin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Carboplatin?
How will Carboplatin work in my body?
How to reduce the risk of Carboplatin drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Carboplatin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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