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Pronunciation: sis PLA tin
Brand: Platinol (Restricted Access)
You should not receive cisplatin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to cisplatin or similar medications such as carboplatin (Paraplatin) or oxaliplatin (Eloxatin). You should not receive cisplatin if you have severe bleeding or bone marrow suppression.
Before receiving cisplatin, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, or if you have received cisplatin in the past.
Cisplatin can harm your kidneys, and this effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines harmful to the kidneys. Before you receive cisplatin, tell your doctor about all other medications you use. Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can be harmful to the kidneys.
Cisplatin can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill. Your blood may need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Call your doctor if you have a serious side effect such as pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, mouth sores, hearing or vision problems, numbness or tingling, feeling short of breath, or muscle weakness.
Using cisplatin may increase your risk of developing leukemia. Ask your doctor about your individual risk.
Cisplatin is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.
Cisplatin is used together with other medications to treat bladder cancer, testicular cancer, or ovarian cancer.
Cisplatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to cisplatin or similar medications such as carboplatin (Paraplatin) or oxaliplatin (Eloxatin). You should not receive cisplatin if you have kidney disease or hearing loss.
To make sure you can safely take cisplatin, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use cisplatin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
Cisplatin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not breast feed a baby while receiving this medication.
Serious side effects may be more likely in older adults using cisplatin.
Cisplatin is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.
You may be given IV fluids for 8 to 12 hours before you receive cisplatin.
Tell your caregivers if you feel any burning, pain, or swelling around the IV needle when cisplatin is injected.
Cisplatin can be harmful if it gets on your skin. If skin contact occurs, wash the area with soap and water.
Cisplatin can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill.
To make sure this medication is helping your condition and not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested often. Your cancer treatments may be delayed based on the results of these tests. Do not miss any follow-up visits to your doctor.
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your cisplatin injection.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Cisplatin can cause side effects that may impair your vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
Cisplatin can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use other medicines harmful to the kidneys. You may need dose adjustments or special tests if you have recently used:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with cisplatin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about cisplatin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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