Cisplatin



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Cisplatin Injection Information

Cisplatin Injection is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Ovarian Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer. Cisplatin Injection also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Cisplatin Injection depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Cisplatin Injection include Joint pain, Swelling. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Cisplatin Injection can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Cisplatin Injection are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Cisplatin Injection has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Cisplatin Injection related warnings talks about Cisplatin Injection's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Kidney Disease must refrain from the use of Cisplatin Injection since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Cisplatin Injection contraindications section.

Besides this, Cisplatin Injection may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Cisplatin Injection is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Cisplatin Injection Benefits & Uses

Cisplatin Injection is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Cisplatin Injection Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bladder Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 116 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bladder Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 116 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Ovarian Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 160 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Male)
  • Disease: Testicular Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 33 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: repeat every 3 - 4 week


Cisplatin Injection Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cisplatin Injection is used -

Severe

Moderate

  • Hyperuricemia

Mild

  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite

Common

  • Joint pain
  • Swelling

Cisplatin Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Cisplatin Injection safe for pregnant women?


    Cisplatin can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Cisplatin Injection safe during breastfeeding?


    Cisplatin should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Cisplatin Injection on the Kidneys?


    There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Cisplatin. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Cisplatin Injection on the Liver?


    Using Cisplatin does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Cisplatin Injection on the Heart?


    Cisplatin is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Cisplatin Injection with Other Drugs

Cisplatin Injection should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Cisplatin Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cisplatin Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Cisplatin Injection

  • Is this Cisplatin Injection habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Cisplatin Injection is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Cisplatin Injection as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Cisplatin Injection is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Cisplatin Injection for mental disorders.

    No

Cisplatin Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Cisplatin Injection


    Taking Cisplatin Injection with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Cisplatin Injection


    Information about the interaction of Cisplatin Injection and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cisplatin

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 861

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 321-324



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