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Adverse Reaction Can Last Several Days From Oxaliplatin

If you are undergoing chemotherapy treatment with oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®), you may develop nerve problems (neuropathy) like sensitivity to cold temperatures, burning sensations, or numbness. In most cases, the symptoms of neuropathy will improve after treatment has ended.
However, adverse reactions from oxaliplatin can last several days, several months, or even longer, before the symptoms will resolve completely. In clinical trials, 39 percent of people still had nerve problems 6 months after their last oxaliplatin dose, and 21 percent still had the side effects 18 months after treatment ended.
(To learn more about this topic, click Nerve Problems With Eloxatin. This Web page features more detailed information on nerve problems that may occur with oxaliplatin, including the various types of neuropathy that may occur, possible symptoms, and coping methods.)
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