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Cisplatin Coupon - Cisplatin 50ml of 1mg/ml vial

Generic Platinol

CISPLATIN is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like bladder, ovarian, and testicular cancers. Compare platinum-based drugs.
Cisplatin Coupon - Cisplatin 50ml of 1mg/ml vial

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Cisplatin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. You will need important blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

This drug may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon, as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.

In some cases, you may be given additional medicines to help with side effects. Follow all directions for their use.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Be careful brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick because you may get an infection or bleed more easily. If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are receiving this medicine.

Avoid taking products that contain aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen unless instructed by your doctor. These medicines may hide a fever.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.

Drink fluids as directed while you are taking this medicine. This will help protect your kidneys.

Call your doctor or health care professional if you get diarrhea. Do not treat yourself.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Also, because of the way cancer medicines act on the body, there is a chance that they might cause other unwanted effects that may not occur until months or years after the medicine is used. These delayed effects may include certain types of cancer, such as leukemia. Discuss these possible effects with your doctor.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Black, tarry stools

blood in urine or stools

cough or hoarseness accompanied by fever or chills

dizziness or faintness (during or shortly after a dose)

fast heartbeat (during or shortly after a dose)

fever or chills

lower back or side pain accompanied by fever or chills

painful or difficult urination accompanied by fever or chills

pain or redness at place of injection

pinpoint red spots on skin

swelling of face (during or shortly after a dose)

unusual bleeding or bruising

wheezing (during or shortly after a dose)

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Joint pain

loss of balance

ringing in ears

swelling of feet or lower legs

trouble in hearing

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Convulsions (seizures)

loss of reflexes

loss of taste

numbness or tingling in fingers or toes

trouble in walking

Rare

Agitation or confusion

blurred vision

change in ability to see colors (especially blue or yellow)

muscle cramps

sores in mouth and on lips

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Nausea and vomiting (severe)

Less common

Loss of appetite

After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:

Black, tarry stools

blood in urine or stools

convulsions (seizures)

cough or hoarseness

decrease in urination

fever or chills

loss of balance

loss of reflexes

loss of taste

lower back or side pain

numbness or tingling in fingers or toes

painful or difficult urination

pinpoint red spots on skin

ringing in ears

swelling of feet or lower legs

trouble in hearing

trouble in walking

unusual bleeding or bruising

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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