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    Oxaliplatin

    Information about Oxaliplatin

    Oxaliplatin uses

    Oxaliplatin is used in the treatment of cancer of colon and rectum.

    How oxaliplatin works

    Oxaliplatin 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 oxaliplatin

    Nausea, Fatigue, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Vomiting, Diarrhea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Low blood platelets, Increased liver enzymes, Peripheral sensory neuropathy, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
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    Dr. Anuj Saini
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    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
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    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Oxaliplatin

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

    Frequently asked questions for Oxaliplatin

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    Q. Is Oxaliplatin highly emetogenic, ototoxic (hearing loss), cause hair loss, infertility, diarrhea, neuropathy, cold sensitivity?

    Oxaliplatin is highly emetogenic, can cause hair loss, temporary infertility, diarrhea, neuropathy, cold sensitivity. Oxaliplatin is not ototoxic

    Q. Is Oxaliplatin a vesicant, chemo drug, alkylating agent?

    Oxaliplatin is a vesicant, chemotherapeutic drug. Oxaliplatin is not an alkylating agent it is a platinum containing antineoplastic agent

    Q. How is Oxaliplatin administered?

    Oxaliplatin is administered as intravenous infusion or bolus injection.

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