Information about Carboplatin

Carboplatin Uses

Carboplatin is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer and small cell lung cancer.

How Carboplatin works

Carboplatin 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.

Common side effects of Carboplatin

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

KemocarbFresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
874 to ₹24662 variant(s)
CarboteroHetero Drugs Ltd
811 to ₹24332 variant(s)
CarboplatinPfizer Ltd
799 to ₹23332 variant(s)
CelcarbCelon Laboratories Ltd
777 to ₹23332 variant(s)
UnicarbUnited Biotech Pvt Ltd
1485 to ₹37952 variant(s)
CarbopaIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1175 to ₹33472 variant(s)
StricarbMylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
678 to ₹31832 variant(s)
Carbokem NovoAlkem Laboratories Ltd
913 to ₹36013 variant(s)
CarbozarRPG Life Sciences Ltd
798 to ₹27002 variant(s)
CytocarbCipla Ltd
822 to ₹23332 variant(s)

Expert advice for Carboplatin

  • It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of a doctor.

Frequently asked questions for Carboplatin


Q. Is Carboplatin cell cycle specific?

No, Carboplatin is not a cell cycle specific anticancer medication

Q. Is Carboplatin FDA approved?

Yes Carboplatin is an FDA approved drug

Q. Is it a platinum based drug?

Yes carboplatin is a platinum based drug and is effectively used in combination with other drug

Q. Does Carboplatin cause neuropathy/ hearing loss/ hair loss/ weight gain/ constipation/ leukemia?

Yes Carboplatin is known to cause side effects like neuropathy, hearing loss, hair loss, weight gain, and constipation. Please inform your doctor about any side-effect that you may observe on taking this drug. Infertility while on therapy may be caused as a side effect of this drug but it may be reverse after stopping the therapy. Yes Carboplatin may cause leukemia if it is used for a long duration.

Q. Is Carboplatin a generic?

Yes, Carboplatin is a generic platinum-based compound

Q. Is Carboplatin vesicant/cardio-toxic/ anthracycline?

No Carboplatin is not cardio-toxic/ anthracycline/vesicant

Q. Is Carboplatin used for breast cancer?

It is used to treat advanced stage breast cancer

Q. Is Carboplatin available in pill form?

No Carboplatin is not available in pill form


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