About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Cisplatin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Font : A-A+

Information about Cisplatin

Generic Name : Cisplatin
Pronunciation : sis' pla tin
Latest prescription information about Cisplatin. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy
Advertisement

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cisplatin

Advertisement

Why is Cisplatin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a platinum-based chemotherapy agent, prescribed for ovarian cancer, bladder cancer and metastatic testicular tumors either alone or with other medications.  It stops cancer cell growth.

Advertisement

When should Cisplatin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hearing impairment, kidney impairment and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cisplatin?

Adult: IV- Metastatic ovarian cancer As monotherapy: 100 mg/m2 per cycle, given as a single dose once every 4 week.
For combination therapy with cyclophosphamide: 75-100 mg/m2 on day 1 of every 4-week cycle. Metastatic testicular tumors 20 mg/m2/day for 5 days per cycle. Advanced bladder cancer 50-70 mg/m2 per cycle once every 3-4 week.

How should Cisplatin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cisplatin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow suppression, kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

• Monitor complete blood counts, ear and neurological functions regularly while taking this medication.

• Patients may develop with increased risk of nephrotoxicity (kidney damage with irritation), drink adequate fluids to prevent damage.

• Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

• It may develop new type of cancer; if you have any doubt consult with your doctor regarding this.

What are the side effects of Cisplatin?

   Toxic effects : Nephrotoxicity (kidney damage) and ototoxicity (ear damage).
   Severe effects : Stroke, heart attack, electrolyte disturbances and allergic reactions.
   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
   ENT : Ringing in the ear, loss of hearing and deafness.

What are the other precautions for Cisplatin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cisplatin?

This drug is used only under the supervision of physician.


Schedule : G
Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.
Last Updated : Mar 2018

Cisplatin: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Precautions, Interactions




Advertisement
Recommended Reading

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Drugs A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Drugs Search


    Advertisement
    Drug Price
    Platin 10MG Injection (1mg/mL)

    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Oncocare)
    Cytoplatin -50

    Cipla Limited
      Cisplatinum Korea

    Shree Ganesh Rubber & Chemicals Co
    Platin (1 mg)

    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Cismax 10 mg

    GLS Pharma Ltd.
    Tevaplatin

    Sarabhai Piramal Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
      Cisplat

    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
    Cytoplatin -10

    Cipla Limited
    Cisplatin (50 mg)

    Pharmacia India Pvt. Ltd.
    Platicis (50 ml)

    Zydus Cadila (German Remedies)
    View all
    What's New on Medindia
    Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
    World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
    Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Drug Side Effects Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Vent Forte (Theophylline) Find a Hospital The Essence of Yoga Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Iron Intake Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Post-Nasal Drip Blood Donation - Recipients
    This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close