Cytoplatin 50 mg Infusion is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of ovarian, cervical, and testicular cancers. It works by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells in the body.
Cytoplatin 50 mg Infusion is given as an injection into veins by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Injection site reaction (pain, swelling, redness), nausea, and vomiting are some common side effects of this medicine. Hearing problems or ear damage is a serious side effect of this medicine, hence your doctor might get a hearing test both before and during treatment with this medicine. It may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and kidney function.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor if you have or had kidney disease as the medicine affects the functioning of the kidney. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It may cause infertility in men, hence they should seek medical advice about sperm freezing before beginning treatment.
How To Use Cytoplatin Infusion
How Cytoplatin Infusion Works
Benefits Of Cytoplatin Infusion
In Ovarian cancer
In Cervical cancer
In Testicular cancer
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
- Increased risk of infection
- Ear disorder
- Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
- Renal impairment
- Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
- Kidney damage
- Hearing loss
- Ringing in ear
Warnings and Precautions:
- The plasma levels of anticonvulsant agents can become subtherapeutic during the cisplatin 50mg therapy.
- Cisplatin should be avoided to be given by rapid intravenous injection.
- Patients should be monitored weekly for the peripheral blood counts.
- Liver function should be monitored periodically.
- Use with caution to individuals with the pre-existing renal impairment and hearing impairment.
- Neurologic examination should also be performed regularly.
- The skin reactions associated with the accidental exposure to cisplatin may occur. The use of gloves is recommended.
- Patients with cisplatin dose should be observed carefully for possible anaphylactic-like reactions.
- The therapy of cisplatin should be discontinued when the symptoms of neuropathy are first observed.
- The audiometric monitoring is done before initiation of the therapy, before each subsequent dose, and for a few years after the therapy.
- The cisplatin 50mg may occur in the human milk; patients with cisplatin should avoid breast-feeding.
- It is recommended to closely monitor the infusion site for the possible infiltration while drug administration.
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