FAQs ABOUT OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION
What OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION is used for?
OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION is used to treat colorectal cancer. It can also be used to treat metastatic colorectal cancer and can be used an adjunct to treat stage III colon cancer after removing the primary tumour.
How OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION works on my body?
OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION is an anti-cancer medicine. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells. As a result, it reduces abnormal growth and multiplication of cancer cells in the body.
Can OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION cure cancer?
The cure rate of cancer depends upon the severity of the disease. However, OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION acts by preventing the abnormal growth and multiplication of cancer cells in the body, which may help in curing cancer completely.
Can the use of OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION cause hair loss?
Hair loss is one of the common side effects of receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION. If it bothers you, consult your doctor for advice.
Can the use of OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION cause mouth ulcers?
Mouth ulcers are one of the common side effects of receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION. Avoid eating spicy foods. Drink plenty of water. Apply a pain-relieving gel on the affected areas of the mouth if required. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Can OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION be used in children?
OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION should not be used in children aged below 18 years. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.
Is OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION a chemo drug?
Yes. OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION contains a medicine called oxaliplatin which is a platinum-based chemotherapeutic agent. It stops abnormal growth and multiplication of cancer cells in the body.
What precautions must be followed while taking OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION?
Before taking OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. Inform your doctor before receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION if you are a pregnant or a breastfeeding woman. Men and women receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION must use a suitable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION.
What happens if I stop receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION?
No. Do not stop receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms reappear. Therefore, take OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration.
Can OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION be used during pregnancy?
OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. If you accidentally became pregnant while receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION, inform your doctor immediately.
Can the use of OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION make me feel tired?
Yes. OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION may make you feel tired easily. This is because, it reduces the levels of red blood cells in your blood and may make you anaemic. Consult your doctor if you experience tiredness after receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION. Tiredness can also occur if you have any pre-existing disease conditions such as liver or kidney impairment while taking this medicine.
Can I drive a car after receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION?
OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION may make you feel tired or dizzy. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION.
How OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION is administered?
OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into a vein (as an intravenous infusion).
How to control nausea caused due to OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION?
Generally, anticancer medicines are associated with uncontrollable nausea and vomiting. To avoid this, your doctor would prescribe a suitable medicine to control them along with OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION. If not, consult your doctor for a suitable anti-emetic medicine. Do not self-treat nausea.
What are the side effects of receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION?
The most common side effects of receiving OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION are tingling and numbness of body parts, abnormal sensation in the throat, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, tiredness, weight loss, changes in taste, skin rash, hair loss, mouth ulcers and low blood calcium levels. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Who should avoid taking OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION?
OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION is not recommended for use if you are allergic to oxaliplatin. It is also not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women and in children (aged below 18 years).
Is OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION safe to use in kidney disease?
OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Your doctor will access your health condition and suggest a suitable dose for you.
Can the use of OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION affect the liver?
Yes. OXIPLAT 50 INJECTION may affect the way your liver work. It can elevate the levels of certain liver enzymes in your body. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.