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Carboplatin 450 Mg 45 Ml :
Carboplatin is an anticancer drug (antineoplastic or cytotoxic) chemotherapy drug. Carboplatin is classified as an alkylating agent.
What Carboplatin Is Used For:
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.
How Carboplatin Is Given
Carboplatin is usually given by infusion into a vein (intravenous, IV).
Carboplatin can also be given intra-peritoneal, directly into the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen.
The amount of Carboplatin you receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and how your body responds to it. Your doctor will determine your dose and schedule.
Carboplatin Side Effects:
Side Effects :
Most people do not experience all of the side effects listed.
Side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset and duration.
Side effects are almost always reversible and will go away after treatment is complete.
There are many options to help minimize or prevent side effects.
There is no relationship between the presence or severity of side effects and the effectiveness of Carboplatin.
The side effects of Carboplatin and their severity depend on how much of Carboplatin is given. In other words, high doses may produce more severe side effects).
The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for patients taking Carboplatin:
Low blood counts (including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets)
Nadir: Meaning low point, nadir is the point in time between chemotherapy cycles in which you experience low blood counts.
Onset: None reported
Nadir: 21 days
Recovery: 28 days
These are less common (occurring in 10-29%) side effects for patients receiving Carboplatin:
Not all side effects are listed above, some that are rare (occurring in less than 10% of patients) are not listed here. However, you should always inform your health care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms.
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