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What is Oxaliplatin used for?

Oxaliplatin is an anti-cancer chemotherapy injection used to treat advanced cancer of the colon or rectum (metastatic colorectal cancer). This medicine, which is used in combination with other anti-cancer drugs, works by stopping the multiplication of the cancer cells. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Oxaliplatin?

The dosage of Oxaliplatin 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 Oxaliplatin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to receive Oxaliplatin 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 Oxaliplatin?

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

What other drugs could interact with Oxaliplatin?

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

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 Oxaliplatin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Oxaliplatin can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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 Oxaliplatin?

Like other medicines, Oxaliplatin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Oxaliplatin 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 Oxaliplatin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Oxaliplatin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Oxaliplatin can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, runny nose, hair loss, fatigue, and heartburn. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Oxaliplatin.

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

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


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 Oxaliplatin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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