Paraplatin

Drug List

Paraplatin

Drug Name

Paraplatin (Carboplatin Aqueous)

Manufactured By

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Carboplatin belongs to the group of medicines known as alkylating agents. It is used to treat cancer of the ovaries. It may also be used to treat other kinds of cancer, as determined by your doctor. Carboplatin interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which eventually are destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by carboplatin, other effects also will occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects may not be serious but may cause concern. Some effects may not occur until months or years after the medicine is used.

How To Use

Carboplatin is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.

Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing, Bloody or black, tarry stools, or blood in your urine, Changes in vision, Fever, chills, or cough, Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands, arms, legs, or feet, Redness, pain, or swelling where the IV needle is placed, Ringing in your ears or trouble hearing, Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:Hair loss, Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite

Drug Interactions

Some medicines can affect how carboplatin works. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other cancer medicines, or if you took cancer medicines in the past (especially cisplatin or other platinum medicines). Talk to your doctor before you get a flu shot or other vaccine while you are receiving carboplatin.

In Case of Overdose

Given by a health care professional overdose unlikely

In Case of Missed Dose

Missed dose: This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or treatment clinic for instructions.

Storage

stored by doctor