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PLATIFIRST 50MG INFUSION

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Rs.438.09for 1 bottle(s) (50 ML infusion each)
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Composition FOR PLATIFIRST

Cisplatin(50 mg)

food interaction for PLATIFIRST

alcohol interaction for PLATIFIRST

pregnancy interaction for PLATIFIRST

lactation interaction for PLATIFIRST

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Platifirst 50mg infusion at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Platifirst 50mg infusion 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Platifirst 50mg infusion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR PLATIFIRST

Cisplatin(50 mg)

Uses

Platifirst 50mg infusion is used in the treatment of lung cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and testicular cancer.

How it works

Platifirst 50mg infusion works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Common side effects

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

SUBSTITUTES FOR PLATIFIRST

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  • KEMOPLAT 50MG INFUSION
    (50 ML infusion in bottle)
    Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 6.19/ML of infusion
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    Rs. 309.52
    save 29% more per ML of infusion
  • CISPLAT 50MG INFUSION
    (50 ML infusion in bottle)
    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    Rs. 6.10/ML of infusion
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    Rs. 305.04
    save 30% more per ML of infusion
  • PLATINEX 50 MG INFUSION
    (50 ML infusion in bottle)
    Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 7.26/ML of infusion
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    Rs. 363.09
    save 17% more per ML of infusion
  • PLATIN 50 MG INFUSION
    (50 ML infusion in bottle)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 6.86/ML of infusion
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    Rs. 342.85
    save 22% more per ML of infusion
  • CYTOPLATIN 50MG INFUSION
    (50 ML infusion in bottle)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 6.33/ML of infusion
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    Rs. 316.62
    save 28% more per ML of infusion

Expert advice FOR PLATIFIRST

  • You must undergo hearing test prior to each treatment with cisplatin.
  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from any infection, nervous disorder or if you have received radiation therapy to your head.
  • Special care should be taken while taking cisplatin as spillage of cisplatin in skin can cause tissue damage.
  • Avoid simultaneous use of medicines (or radiation) that obstructs the bone marrow function as it can enhance the side effects of cisplatin on the bone marrow.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines especially for cancer, infection, recurrent fits, gout, as these medicines and cisplatin may not be safe when taken together.
  • Avoid receiving any vaccine when on treatment with cisplatin. 
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as cisplatin may cause side effects such as feeling sleepy and/or vomiting. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR PLATIFIRST

Cisplatin

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Is cisplatin polar?
Cisplatin is a polar molecule

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Is cisplatin light sensitive?
Yes, cisplatin is light sensitive and must be stored properly.

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Is cisplatin a radiosensitizer or vesicant?
Cisplatin is platinum based inorganic compound used to destroy cancer cells and also acts as radiosensitizer i.e. it increases the response to radiotherapy. It is not a vesicant, but can cause irritation and damage to the vein in which it is injected, and damage to skin and surrounding tissues if leaks during injection

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Does cisplatin cause hair loss, weight gain, infertility, neuropathy, hearing loss or hiccups?
Cisplatin can cause hair loss, infertility, hearing loss, neuropathy, hair loss and hiccups. However it is not reported to cause weight gain

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)