What is Carboplatin?

he Carboplatin is a chemotherapy drug used primarily in the treatment of ovarian tumors.

What is Carboplatin?

The carboplatin disturbs the development of cancer cells by damaging their DNA.

How is carboplatin taken?

Carboplatin is taken through vein infusions.

Side effects of carboplatin

Carboplatin can cause severe allergic reactions, bone marrow suppression and anemia. In addition, it can decrease the amount of platelets and the body’s ability to hinder infections.

Among its other possible side effects we also find:

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • hair loss
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • bad or stomach upset
  • He retched
  • weakness

It is essential to notify a doctor immediately in the presence of:

  • skin rash
  • urticaria
  • itch
  • breathing problems
  • feeling of tightness in the chest
  • swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
  • changes in the amount of urine produced
  • cough
  • dark urine
  • hearing loss (or loss)
  • fever, chills or sore throat
  • redness, swelling or pain on the injection area
  • numbness, tingling or bad at the level of hands or feet
  • pain, irritation or sores in the mouth
  • tinnitus
  • strong or continuous tiredness or weakness
  • bruising or bleeding
  • jaundice

Contraindications and warnings

Carboplatin is contraindicated in the presence of bone marrow disorders or bleeding problems. Before its administration it is essential to warn the doctor:

  • of possible allergies to the active substance, to its excipients, to any other medicine, to foods or other substances, specifically to mannitol and compounds that contain platic (for example cisplatin);
  • medicines, phytotherapics and supplements taken, specifically antibiotics, anticoagulants, idantoins and any medicine that can damage the kidneys;
  • if you suffer (or have suffered) from liver or kidney problems or low levels of electrolytes in the blood;
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

During therapy, live vaccines should not be administered. In addition, women of childbearing age must use effective birth control methods.

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