Platikem 20mg Injection

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Platikem 20mg Injection

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197.45
₹197.45/Injection
1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Platikem Injection

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Uses of Platikem Injection

Platikem 20mg 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 20mg injection 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 20mg 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 20mg 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
Platikem 20mg Injection is probably safe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Platikem 20mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get affected with undesirable symptoms.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Platikem 20mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Contraindicated in patients with renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Platikem 20mg 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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Substitutes for Platikem

No substitutes found for this medicine
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