Oplatin 50 mg Injection


Uses of Oplatin Injection

Oplatin 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer of colon and rectum.

Oplatin Injection side effects

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Low blood platelets
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Peripheral sensory neuropathy
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Oplatin Injection

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

How Oplatin Injection works

Oplatin 50 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells which stops their growth and multiplication.

Oplatin Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Oplatin 50 mg 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.
Oplatin 50 mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Oxaliplatin_name$ treatment may result in an increased risk of dizziness, nausea, and vomiting, and other neurological symptoms that affect walking and this may affect your ability to drive.
Oplatin 50 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oplatin 50 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Oplatin 50 mg Injection in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Oplatin 50 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oplatin 50 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Oplatin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Oplatin 50 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Do not start oxaliplatin if your blood counts are too low or have weakness, numbness, disturbances of feeling or taste after taking oxaliplatin treatment, if you are taking 5-fluorouracil.
  • Take precautions as oxaliplatin may reduce the ability of your body fight infections.
  • Avoid situations that may put you at risk of bleeding as oxaliplatin can reduce clot forming cells in your body.
  • Take necessary precaution as oxaliplatin can make you more sensitive to cold, which can cause numbness, tingling, and muscle spasms.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as oxaliplatin can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other neurologic symptoms.


Q. Is Oplatin highly emetogenic, ototoxic (hearing loss), cause hair loss, infertility, diarrhea, neuropathy, cold sensitivity?
Oplatin is highly emetogenic, can cause hair loss, temporary infertility, diarrhea, neuropathy, cold sensitivity. Oplatin is not ototoxic
Q. Is Oplatin a vesicant, chemo drug, alkylating agent?
Oplatin is a vesicant, chemotherapeutic drug. Oplatin is not an alkylating agent it is a platinum containing antineoplastic agent
Q. How is Oplatin administered?
Oplatin is administered as intravenous infusion or bolus injection.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Aug 2018.
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