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 neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
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Available Medicine for Oxaliplatin

DacotinDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
3375 to ₹69402 variant(s)
OxitozIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
3215 to ₹63222 variant(s)
OxiplatSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
2579 to ₹48082 variant(s)
OxplaZydus Cadila
1784 to ₹34902 variant(s)
OxoplanSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
1322 to ₹67262 variant(s)
OxitanFresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
2536 to ₹50722 variant(s)
CeldachCelon Laboratories Ltd
1740 to ₹34202 variant(s)
MegaplatAlkem Laboratories Ltd
2653 to ₹42932 variant(s)
XalipatKhandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
2380 to ₹26192 variant(s)
OxitrustPanacea Biotec Ltd
2351 to ₹46832 variant(s)

Expert advice for Oxaliplatin

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

Frequently asked questions for Oxaliplatin


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.


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