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Generic name: carboplatin [kar-boe-pla-tin ]

Drug class: alkylating agents

There is no evidence that the Paraplatin brand name has been removed from the U.S. If there are generic versions of this drug that are approved by the FDA, it is possible that there are similar generic versions available.

What is Paraplatin?

Paraplatin (carboplatin) is part of the class of drugs called platinum-containing substances. Carboplatin is a chemotherapy drug that interferes with the growth of rapidly multiplying cells, especially cancer cells. It also reduces their growth and spread within the body.Paraplatin is a treatment for adults in conjunction with cancer therapies to combat ovarian cancer.

Paraplatin can also be used for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, in which the cancer of the ovary has returned after previous chemotherapy, and who are receiving palliative treatment (treatment to ease pain and improve the quality of life in the midst of a severe disease).

Prior to and following treatment with paraplatin The doctor will prescribe medication to reduce the vomiting and nausea that come with this cancer treatment.


It is possible to experience an extremely allergic reaction in the first few minutes after receiving a paraplatin injection. The caregivers will swiftly deal with your experience. You could be prescribed medication to prevent the allergic reaction.You shouldn't be receiving paraplatin in cases of significant bleeding or a lack of bone marrow.

The kidneys can be damaged by paraplatin. This effect is amplified when you use other medications that harm the kidneys. Before taking this medication, inform your physician about any other medications you take. A variety of other medications (including many over-the-counter medicines) could be detrimental to the kidneys.

There is a chance that you will contract an infection or have more bleeding. Consult your physician if you notice unusual bleeding or symptoms of an infection (fever, cough, skin sores, and a painful urinary tract).

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't be treated with paraplatin if you're sensitive to carboplatin or if you suffer from

  • Severe bleeding;
  • Severe bone marrow loss
  • If you've had an extreme allergic reaction to cancer medications, such as oxaliplatin or cisplatin.

To ensure that paraplatin is suitable for you, ask your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • If you've been recently infected with varicella (chickenpox) or the varicella (chickenpox);
  • Shingles (herpes zoster);
  • Hearing loss;
  • Insufficient immune system (caused by illness or the use of certain medicines);
  • If you've had the chance to receive carboplatin before,
  • Liver disease liver disease
  • Kidney disease.

Carboplatin could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Use birth control and notify your doctor if you are pregnant.Do not breastfeed during the time you are taking paraplatin.

Similar or related drugs

Elahere, Keytruda, Avastin, carboplatin, fluorouracil, pembrolizumab, and ciplatin

How to take Paraplatin?

Paraplatin is slowly injected into a vein by a healthcare physician for 15 minutes or more. The medication is usually administered every four weeks.

The doses of paraplatin are determined by the surface area of your body (height as well as mass) and kidney function. The dosage may alter depending on whether you gain or lose weight or if your kidney function alters.Contact your physician if you feel burning or discomfort during the injection of paraplatin.There are additional medications to help you avoid adverse side effects or allergic reactions.

It is possible to contract bleeding or infections more frequently. You might require frequent medical tests, and the treatment for cancer could be delayed depending on the results.Your liver function and kidneys might also need to be checked.There is a chance that you will require blood transfusions while receiving treatment with paraplatin.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose of Paraplatin for Ovarian Cancer:

SINGLE AGENT THERAPY that can be utilized to treat ovarian cancer with recurrence:
360 mg/m2 administered intravenously on the first day of every 4 weeks (alternatively, the dose of paraplatin could be calculated using the Calvert equation below). Typically, single-infrequent courses are not recommended until the number of neutrophils in the blood is at or near 2000 and platelet counts are at least 100,000.
Combination therapy (with cyclophosphamide) to be used in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer (an effective combination for patients previously untreated):
Paraplatin: 300 mg/m2 administered IV on day 1, every 4 weeks for six cycles (alternatively, the dose of paraplatin could be calculated using the Calvert equation below).
Cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2 IV day 1, every 4 weeks for 6 cycles
An intermittent course of paraplatin in combination with cyclophosphamide should not continue until the neutrophil count is at least 2000. The platelet count should not be less than 100,000.
Formula Dosing: Another method to determine the dose that is appropriate for an initial patient is by using an equation dependent on the patient's previous renal function as well as the desired platelet Nadir (renal elimination is the main method of elimination for the drug). This formula permits compensation for changes in renal function prior to treatment, which may cause either underdosing (in patients with normal or above-average functioning renal functions) or overdosing (in patients who have impaired kidney function).
Calvert Formula: The Total Dose (mg) = (target AUC) (GFR + 25) (GFR + 25) Notice: In the Calvert formula, the dose total of the drug is determined as mg, not mg/m2.
This drug is typically given through an infusion that lasts fifteen minutes or more.
There is no pre- or post-treatment watering or diuresis forcefully needed.
The AUC target of between 4 and 6 mg/mL/min for one agent, paraplatin, is believed to be the most effective dose range for patients previously treated.
To prevent potential toxicities due to overdosing, in the event that the patient's GFR is determined using serum creatinine measurements using the standard Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry (IDMS) method instead of a real GFR measure, a cap on the dose of paraplatin for the intended exposure (AUC) is recommended.
for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in combination with other approved chemotherapeutic drugs. A well-established combination regimen consists of cyclophosphamide as well as carboplatin.
for the treatment of patients suffering from ovarian cancer that is recurrent following prior chemotherapy, as well as those who have previously been treated with chemotherapy with cisplatin.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Consult your physician for the proper treatment in the event that you don't make an appointment to receive your paraplatin injection.

What happens if I overdose?

In a medical facility, the overdose is taken care of quickly.

What should be avoided?

Beware of those who are sick or suffering from infections. Inform your doctor immediately when you begin to show symptoms of an infection.

Consult your physician prior to receiving any vaccines while receiving treatment with paraplatin or after stopping treatment. Avoid contact with someone who has recently had an oral polio vaccination. In the US, the vaccine for polio is only available in the form of an injection; however, oral forms of the vaccine may be used in other countries.

Side effects of Paraplatin

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate you are experiencing an allergic reaction, Paraplatin: hives; difficulty breathing; and swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Certain side effects can occur when you inject. Inform your doctor if you feel faint and nauseated, lightheaded and sweaty, or if you experience a headache, chest tightness, back discomfort, breathing difficulties, or swelling on your face.

Paraplatin could cause severe adverse effects.

  • Continuous or persistent nausea and vomiting
  • The sensation of tingling or numbness is felt on your feet or hands.
  • Vision issues;
  • Hearing loss; hearing loss; ringing in your ears;
  • Discomfort, burning, or changes to the skin where the injection was administered.
  • Indications of signs such as chills, fever, sore throat, body aches, uncharacteristic fatigue, loss of appetite, bleeding, or bruising;
  • Liver issues nausea, gastric pain (upper right side) fatigue, itchiness, and dark urine; a stool colored by clay; jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Lower blood-cell counts such as chills, fever, fatigue, lips sores or skin abrasions, easily bruising or bleeding that is unusually pale, feet and hands sensation of lightheadedness or shortness of breath,
  • Symptoms that you have an imbalance in electrolytes, such as increased thirst or urine, constipation, muscle weakening, and leg cramps. sensation of tingling or numbness, feeling like you're fluttering around within your chest.

Common paraplatin side effects could include:

  • low blood cell count;
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
  • Sensation of numbness, burning, or a tingly sensation;
  • Temporary loss of hair temporarily;
  • Discomfort in your feet or hands.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Paraplatin could cause kidney damage, particularly when you are also taking specific medications for osteoporosis, cancer, infections, organ transplant rejection, elevated blood pressure, and arthritis pain (including Advil, Motrin, and Aleve).Inform your doctor about your current medications.

This list is not exhaustive and includes a variety of Other medications that may interfere with carboplatin. This includes over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.