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Generic name: cisplatin [sis-PLA-tin] 

Drug class: alkylating agents

There is no evidence that the Platinol brand name was taken off the market in the U.S. If the generic versions of this drug are approved by the FDA, it is possible that there are alternatives that are generic.

What is Platinol?

Platinol is used in conjunction with cancer medications in order to fight bladder cancer, testicular cancer, or ovarian cancer. Platinol is also used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Platinol

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hyper-beats, hives, or feeling lightheaded, wheezing or breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue, There is a possibility of having a serious allergic reaction in the first few minutes after receiving a platinol injection. The medical professionals will deal with you in the event that this happens.

Platinol may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician right away in the event of:

  • Continuous or constant vomiting and nausea;
  • Vision problems, discomfort in your eyelids;
  • Hearing issues or ringing in your ear;
  • Redness, pain, or changes to the skin where the injection was administered
  • Bone marrow suppression—dizziness, pale lips or fingernail beds, fast heart rate, getting easily tired or short of breath;
  • Kidney issues: little or no urine output; swelling of your ankles or feet; being exhausted or short of breath;
  • Low white blood cell count low white blood cell counts; fever or mouth sores; wounds to the skin; sore throat; cough; trouble breathing;
  • Nervous system issues: decreased muscles, numbness, and burning or tingling sensations on your feet or hands.

Nervous system issues can occur within a couple of weeks after the use of Platinol, and the effects are not always reversible. Discuss this with your doctor if you are concerned about this possibility.

The nervous system may have issues that are more prevalent in older people.

Your treatment for cancer could be delayed or discontinued permanently when you experience certain adverse consequences.

Common adverse effects of platinol could include:

  • Hearing issues;
  • Kidney problems;
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Nausea, vomiting, or
  • Bone suppressing the marrow

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Platinol may alter your nervous system, increasing the chance for bleeding, infections, or damage to the kidneys.

Contact your doctor if you are suffering from a sore mouth, fever, sore throat, cough, unusual bleeding or bruising, or hearing loss, as well as numbness, tingling, or pain on your feet or hands with no or minimal urination, swelling, rapid weight gain, or shortness of breath.

Before you start taking this medicine

It is not recommended to treat with Platinol in case you have an allergy to it.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Prior treatment prior to treatment Platinol;
  • Issues with vision or hearing;
  • Bone marrow suppression
  • Kidney disease;
  • Peripheral blood vessel disease like Raynaud's disease;
  • The treatment of radiation to your brain;
  • The liver condition or
  • If you've experienced an extremely allergic reaction to similar chemotherapy medications, like carboplatin or oxaliplatin,

A child being treated with Platinol might require hearing tests prior to receiving its first dose. The use of platinol can increase the risk of developing leukemia. Consult your physician regarding your risk.

Platinol may cause harm to a baby who is not yet born when the father or mother is taking it.

  • If you're female, do not use Platinol when you are expecting. You might need to undergo an unconfirmed pregnancy test prior to taking this medication. Make sure you are using effective contraception to stop pregnancy while using this medication and for a minimum of 14 months following your last dose.
  • If you're male, use effective birth control if you are a sex lover who can get pregnant. Use birth control for a minimum of 11 months from the time you took the last dose.
  • Contact your physician immediately when you notice a pregnancy during the time that both the mother and father are taking Platinol.

This medication can affect fertility (the ability to have children) for both men and women. But it is crucial to use birth control in order to avoid pregnancy since platinol may cause harm to a baby who is not born.

Breastfeeding is not advised when you are taking Platinol.

How to take Platinol?

Platinol can be given as an infusion into the vein. Your healthcare provider will offer the injection.  Platinol may be given for five consecutive days or at least once every 3–4 weeks. The frequency and number of times you get this medicine depend on what kind of cancer you suffer from. You might also be prescribed additional medications to help you avoid severe adverse side effects or an allergic reaction. Continue to take these medications for the duration your doctor has prescribed. burning, or swelling near the needle of your IV when Platinol is administered. depending on the results. The use of platinol could cause kidney damage. Take plenty of liquids throughout the day to ensure your kidneys are functioning properly.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Consult your physician if you do not make an appointment for Platinol.

What will happen if I take excessively?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include feeling fatigued or short of breath, nausea, vomiting, pain, a feeling of numbness, liver damage or kidney failure, as well as losing hearing.

What should be avoided?

Beware of those with illnesses or suffering from infections. Inform your doctor immediately in the event that you show symptoms of an infection.

Avoid activities that increase the chance of injury or bleeding. Take extra care to avoid bleeding during shaving or brushing your teeth.

Interaction with other drugs

The kidneys can be damaged by Platinol, particularly if you take certain medications for infections or cancer, osteoporosis, organ rejection to a transplant, bowel problems, high blood pressure, or arthritis pain (including Advil, Motrin, and Aleve).

Other medications may interact with platinol. Other medications can affect Platinol, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your physician all the medicines you are currently taking as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.