Carboplatin is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread throughout the body. Carboplatin is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Your doctor or healthcare professional will administer the shot and should store the medication for you.
Before taking Carboplatin, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease or if youve taken Carboplatin before. Carboplatin may harm your kidneys, and this effect may be increased when you take other medicines that are also harmful to your kidneys. Before using Carboplatin, tell your doctor about any other medications you use. Carboplatin can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. This may make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or become sick from being around others who are ill.
Do not take Carboplatin while pregnant as it could harm the unborn baby. You should not breast-feed while taking Carboplatin as it is unknown whether or not Carboplatin can pass into the breast milk and harm a nursing child. Try to avoid being near those that are sick or have infections. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice signs of an infection. Carboplatin can cause side effects that may impair your vision. Use caution when driving or participating in any activities that may become dangerous.
Patient Family Information : Carboplatin is injected into a vein through an IV. This medication will be given to you in a hospital or clinic setting.
Avoid the use of Carboplatin if you are allergic to Carboplatin or similar medications, you are pregnant, or you have severe bleeding or bone marrow suppression.
Sever Side Effects : Serious side effects may include: allergic reaction; pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your ski
Less severe side effects may include: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite; tired feeling; temporary hair loss; or pain, swelling or redness where the medicine was injected.
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