Information about Cisplatin

Cisplatin Uses

Cisplatin is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and testicular cancer.

How Cisplatin works

Cisplatin 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 Cisplatin

Nausea, Vomiting, Kidney damage, Ear disorder, Ringing in ear, Hearing loss, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Increased risk of infection, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Renal impairment
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Available Medicine for Cisplatin

KemoplatFresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
63 to ₹3772 variant(s)
CelplatCelon Laboratories Ltd
72 to ₹3332 variant(s)
CisplatBiochem Pharmaceutical Industries
70 to ₹4502 variant(s)
CytoplatinCipla Ltd
99 to ₹3352 variant(s)
PlatinexKhandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
64 to ₹3632 variant(s)
StritinMylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
64 to ₹2842 variant(s)
CizcanNeon Laboratories Ltd
77 to ₹2782 variant(s)
CisteroHetero Drugs Ltd
130 to ₹3502 variant(s)
Platikem NovoAlkem Laboratories Ltd
135 to ₹5272 variant(s)
CisteenVhb Life Sciences Inc
81 to ₹3092 variant(s)

Expert advice for Cisplatin

  • Cisplatin is given as an injection under the supervision of a doctor.

Frequently asked questions for Cisplatin


Q. Is Cisplatin polar?

Cisplatin is a polar molecule

Q. Is Cisplatin light sensitive?

Yes, Cisplatin is light sensitive and must be stored properly.

Q. 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

Q. 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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