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Oxaliplatin Medication Information

A healthcare provider may prescribe oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®) to help slow down the progression of certain types of colon or rectal cancer in adults. This medicine is administered every two weeks through an intravenous (IV) infusion. While some people tolerate it well, most people who receive oxaliplatin will experience some type of side effect. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, and nerve problems.
 
In addition, not everyone can use this medication. Information on oxaliplatin should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have kidney disease, are taking any other drugs, or have any allergies.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Oxaliplatin. This article offers a complete overview on this medicine, including how it works, other potential side effects, and how long it takes to complete each dose.)
 

Oxaliplatin Medication Information

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