Carboplatin (450 mg) Injection
Carboplatin is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.Carboplatin is used together with other cancer medications to treat ovarian cancer.Carboplatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Carboplatin is a cancer medication used in chemotherapy combinations to treat ovarian cancer.You should not receive carboplatin if you have severe bleeding or bone marrow suppression.Carboplatin can harm your kidneys, and this effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines harmful to the kidneys. Before you receive carboplatin, tell your doctor about all other medications you use. Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can be harmful to the kidneys.
Carboplatin can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections and help your blood to clot. You may get an infection or bleed more easily. Call your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection (fever, chills, body aches).
Before taking this medicine
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to carboplatin or similar medications such as oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) or cisplatin (Platinol). You should not receive carboplatin if you have severe bleeding or bone marrow suppression.
To make sure carboplatin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- a weak immune system; or
- if you have received carboplatin in the past.
Do not use carboplatin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether carboplatin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while being treated with carboplatin.
How is carboplatin given?
Carboplatin is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.
Carboplatin is usually given once every 4 weeks. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Carboplatin can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections and help your blood to clot. 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. Your kidney and liver function may also need to be tested