Platikem 10mg Injection

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Platikem 10mg Injection

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Lactation
187.75
₹9.39/Injection
20 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Platikem Injection

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Uses of Platikem Injection

Platikem 10mg Injection is used in the treatment of lung cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and testicular cancer.
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Side effects of Platikem Injection

Common

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).

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How to use Platikem Injection

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

How Platikem Injection works

Platikem 10mg 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 Platikem Injection

Expert advice for Platikem Injection

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Platikem 10mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Platikem 10mg 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
Platikem 10mg 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
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Platikem 10mg Injection may cause side effects such as feeling sleepy and/or vomiting which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Platikem 10mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Platikem 10mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Platikem 10mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
Platikem 10mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients
with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Platikem 10mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Platikem 10mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Cisplatin

Platikem is a polar molecule
Yes, Platikem is light sensitive and must be stored properly.
Platikem 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
Platikem 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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