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Oxalimax 50mg Injection

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Oxalimax 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer of colon and rectum. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.

Oxalimax 50mg Injection is given as an injection into vein by a qualified medical professional.  Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea are some common side effects of this medicine. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. It may cause some serious allergic reaction, inform your doctor if you notice sore lips or mouth ulcers, rash, itching and difficulty breathing. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It makes men infertile, hence men should take doctor advice about the freezing of sperm before the treatment. You must avoid driving after taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness.

Uses of Oxalimax Injection

Side effects of Oxalimax Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Oxalimax

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Low blood platelets
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Oxalimax Injection

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

How Oxalimax Injection works

Oxalimax 50mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Oxalimax 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oxalimax 50mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Oxalimax 50mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Oxalimax 50mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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.
Kidney
CAUTION
Oxalimax 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oxalimax 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Oxalimax 50mg Injection in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Oxalimax 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oxalimax 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Oxalimax Injection?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Oxalimax 50mg Injection is given as an injection into veins under the supervision of a doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Platinum Analogs
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

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FAQs

Q. Is Oxalimax 50mg Injection highly emetogenic, ototoxic (hearing loss), cause hair loss, infertility, diarrhea, neuropathy, cold sensitivity?

Oxalimax 50mg Injection is highly emetogenic, can cause hair loss, temporary infertility, diarrhea, neuropathy, cold sensitivity. Oxalimax 50mg Injection is not ototoxic

Q. Is Oxalimax 50mg Injection a vesicant, chemo drug, alkylating agent?

Oxalimax 50mg Injection is a vesicant, chemotherapeutic drug. Oxalimax 50mg Injection is not an alkylating agent it is a platinum containing antineoplastic agent

Q. How is Oxalimax 50mg Injection administered?

Oxalimax 50mg Injection is administered as intravenous infusion or bolus injection.

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Expires on or after: January, 2021

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