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General Information on Carboplatin

Generic Name : Carboplatin

Pronunciation : kar' boe pla tin

Latest prescription information about Carboplatin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Why is Carboplatin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is prescribed for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It contains platinum; stops the growth of cancer cells.  

When should Carboplatin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to patients with history of known hypersensitivity, severe blood disorders (bone marrow depression, significant bleeding), during pregnancy and lactation. Aluminum tends to inavtivate carboplatin, hence the infusion sets or needles used to administer carboplatin should not contain aluminum

What is the dosage of Carboplatin?

The recommended dose is 360 mg/m2 when given as a single IV drug and . 300 mg/m2 with cyclophosphamide. It should be given as one dose every 4 weeks. If needed adjust the dosage depends upon white blood cells and platelet counts.

How should Carboplatin be taken?

This medication available in the form of injection administered by healthcare providers.

What are the warnings and precautions for Carboplatin?

Give information to your doctor about platinum compound intakes.

Harmful to new born babies. It may cause diminished kidney function; affects nervous system; liver function impairment.

Caution needed while using in elderly patients, and during breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Carboplatin?

  Gastrointestinal: Loss of appetite, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting, mouth blistering.
  Skin: Thinned or brittle hair.
  Central Nervous System: Fatigue, dizziness.
  Miscellaneous: Red urine, black or tarry tools, fever, chills, shortness of breath, swelling of ankles, abnormal sounds from outside.

What are the other precautions for Carboplatin?

Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Carboplatin?

Intravenous: Store at 25C.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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