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    Cisplatin

    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 damage, 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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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cisplatin

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

    Frequently asked questions for Cisplatin

    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

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)