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Carboplatin 450mg Injection
Salt Composition : Carboplatin
Manufacturer : PFIZER LTD
Origin of Medicine : United States of America
1 Vial(s) Of 45ml
Introduction to Carboplatin 450mg Injection
Carboplatin 450mg injection belongs to the medication class known as an alkylating agent. It is an anti-cancer medicine that contains the active ingredient Carboplatin. It treats a certain type of ovarian and lung cancer as a single or combined with other medications.
Consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of allergic reactions, abnormal bruises, kidney problems (haemolytic-uraemic syndrome), and a decrease in red blood cells (anemia). Report to your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms like; shortness of breath, lung tissue inflammation, or lung infection while taking a Carboplatin 450mg injection.
Use effective contraception while receiving this medication and continue to use it for six months, even after receiving the final dose. Carboplatin 450mg injection may reduce fertility temporarily or permanently in both men and women. So it is advised to get suggestions about fertility concerns from your doctor.
Uses of Carboplatin 450mg Injection
- Carboplatin 450mg injection treats ovarian and lung cancer.
Therapeutic Effects of Carboplatin 450mg Injection
Carboplatin 450mg injection acts as an alkylating agent. This medication reduces the proliferation of cells by inhibiting the formation of DNA, RNA, and proteins, which stops DNA replication and results in programmed cell death.
Interaction of Carboplatin 450mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications, such as Cisplatin and other anticancer drugs, interacting with Carboplatin 450mg injection may reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Carboplatin 450mg Injection
- Keep away from the reach of children.
- Protect the tablets from light and metal; store them below 25°C.
- Do not refrigerate the injection.
How to consume Carboplatin 450mg Injection
Carboplatin 450mg injection is administered as an intravenous infusion into the vein. If this injection is recommended for you, it will be given by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer. Your physician will choose the dosage and administration frequency based on the medical condition because it differs for each person.
Safety Advices for Carboplatin 450mg Injection
Carboplatin 450mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as it may cause harmful effects on the unborn baby. Report to your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or planning for the pregnancy before starting the treatment.
Taking Carboplatin 450mg injection while breastfeeding may be unsafe because it may affect the child. Therefore, talk with your doctor to get more information.
Consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms like; shortness of breath or lung tissue inflammation, or lung infection while taking a Carboplatin 450mg injection.
Consult your doctor if you experience any liver disease while taking this treatment. Patients with liver disease should cautiously use Carboplatin 450mg injection.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol while taking a Carboplatin 450mg injection is safe. Please speak with your physician.
While taking Carboplatin 450mg injection, it is unsafe to drive or use machines because it may cause nausea, changes in vision, vomiting, etc. Talk to your doctor for more information.
Side Effects of Carboplatin 450mg Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Reduced number of red blood cells (anemia)
- Allergic reactions
- Abnormal bruises
- Kidney problems
- Hearing problems
- Fever, chills
- Loss of taste, diarrhea
- Hair loss
- Skin rashes
- Extreme tiredness and weakness
- Inflammation in lung tissues
- Tingling or numbness in your hands, arms, or legs
- Prickling sensation
- Difficulties in breathing
Word of Advice
Discuss your fertility problems with the doctor; since both men and women may experience temporary or permanent reductions in fertility while receiving Carboplatin 450mg injection in treatment. If you experience any symptoms mentioned as a side effect, consult your doctor immediately. Avoid taking Cisplatin or any anti-cancer medication while under Carboplatin 450 mg injection treatment. Notify your doctor if you have recently had a yellow fever vaccination or plan to have one or any other medication.
Q 1. What If I get pregnant while taking Carboplatin 450 mg injection?
Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant before starting with Carboplatin 450mg injection intravenous infusion.
Q 2. Can Carboplatin 450mg injection be self-administered?
No, Carboplatin 450mg injection should not be self-administered and must be given only under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
Q 3. Should I use contraception even after the treatment with Carboplatin 450mg injection?
Yes, Using contraception during and after treatment with Carboplatin 450mg injection for at least six months is necessary.
Q 4. Can Carboplatin 450mg injection affect infertility?
Yes, Carboplatin 450mg injection may reduce fertility temporarily or permanently in both men and women. So, talk with your doctor about fertility concerns.
Q 5. Is it okay to take new medication while taking Carboplatin 450mg injection?
Do not take any medication during and after treatment with Carboplatin 450mg injection without informing your doctor.
Fact Box of Carboplatin 450mg Injection
Molecule name: Carboplatin
Therapeutic class: Anti-cancer
Pharmacological class: alkylating agent
Indications: Treatment for certain types of lung and ovarian cancer.
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