Karplat 150mg Injection

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Karplat 150mg Injection

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714.28
20 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Karplat Injection

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Uses of Karplat Injection

Karplat 150mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer and small cell lung cancer.
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Side effects of Karplat Injection

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Anemia, Fatigue, Reduced blood platelets, Increased liver enzymes, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Peripheral sensory neuropathy, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Karplat Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Karplat Injection works

Karplat 150mg injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Karplat Injection

Expert advice for Karplat Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney (renal) disorder. 
  • Kidney and liver function will be monitored during carboplatin treatment.
  • Neurological and hearing assessments may be required on regular basis during treatment with high doses of carboplatin.
  • It is generally recommended that aluminium containing equipment not be used for delivering carboplatin.
  • Concurrent treatment with following medications is not recommended: amino glycoside, vancomycin, capreomycin and diuretics.
  • Allergic reactions (like hives; skin rash; itching; reddening of the skin; difficulty breathing or swallowing; dizziness; faintness; or fast heartbeat) may occur during therapy which will be duly managed by your doctor.
  • There might be low numbers of platelets or white blood cells during therapy and hence, frequent monitoring of blood cell counts and transfusions of the same may be required.
  • Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following during the therapy: fever, sore throat, chills, ongoing cough and congestion, or other signs of infection; unusual bleeding or bruising; black and tarry stools; red blood in stools; bloody vomit; vomited material that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Women who are planning to become pregnant should use two methods of contraception while on this therapy and 6 months after it.
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child while on this therapy and 6 months after stopping. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Karplat 150mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Karplat 150mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Karplat 150mg Injection is usafe to use during lactation. D
ata suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Karplat 150mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Karplat 150mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Karplat 150mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Karplat 150mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
Karplat 150mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients
with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Karplat 150mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Carboplatin, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Karplat 150mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Carboplatin

No, Karplat is not a cell cycle specific anticancer medication
Yes Karplat is an FDA approved drug
Q. Is it a platinum based drug?
Yes carboplatin is a platinum based drug and is effectively used in combination with other drug
Yes Karplat is known to cause side effects like neuropathy, hearing loss, hair loss, weight gain, and constipation. Please inform your doctor about any side-effect that you may observe on taking this drug. Infertility while on therapy may be caused as a side effect of this drug but it may be reverse after stopping the therapy. Yes Karplat may cause leukemia if it is used for a long duration.
Yes, Karplat is a generic platinum-based compound
No Karplat is not cardio-toxic/ anthracycline/vesicant
It is used to treat advanced stage breast cancer
No Karplat is not available in pill form
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