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Platikem 20 mg Injection

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Composition for Platikem 20 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Platikem 20 mg Injection

Potentiallyunsafewith
Lactation
MRP
197.45
1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Platikem Injection

Uses of Platikem Injection

Platikem 20 mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and testicular cancer.

Platikem Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Platikem are Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Increased risk of infection, Ear damage, Vomiting, Nausea, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Renal impairment, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Kidney damage, Hearing loss, Ringing in ear.

How to use Platikem Injection

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

How Platikem Injection works

Platikem 20 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.

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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Platikem Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Platikem Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Platikem 20 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Platikem 20 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Platikem 20 mg Injection may cause side effects such as feeling sleepy and/or vomiting which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Platikem 20 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Platikem 20 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Platikem 20 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Platikem 20 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Platikem 20 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Platikem Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Platikem 20 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Platikem
Could you please suggest if cervical cancer vaccination helps at age of 32 ?And which is best medicine for it ??
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
It's a vaccine against HPV infection that causes 60-70% of cervical cancer. Ideally should be taken between 9 to 26 years. You can take it. How much it will be effective at this age is still under research
She is aged 60 yrs n menapuase 8 yrs back. But noe again started bleeding Visisted doctor n found some rounded mass in uterus Facing loose motions from. Last two days n pain in stomach n lower back Plz guide us we are in tension Reports are attached herewith
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
It's best to get it investigated by a Gynaecologist for endometrial and cervical cancer. That is most likely cause at that age

Frequently asked questions about Platikem Injection

Frequently asked questions about Cisplatin

Q. Is Platikem polar?
Platikem is a polar molecule
Q. Is Platikem light sensitive?
Yes, Platikem is light sensitive and must be stored properly.
Q. Is Platikem a radiosensitizer or vesicant?
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
Q. Does Platikem cause hair loss, weight gain, infertility, neuropathy, hearing loss or hiccups?
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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