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Oxaliplatin 100 Mg

If you have a certain type of colon or rectal cancer, your healthcare provider may recommend a drug called oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®).
This chemotherapy drug comes in the following strengths:
  • Oxaliplatin 50 mg per 10 mL
  • Oxaliplatin 100 mg per 20 mL
  • Oxaliplatin 200 mg per 40 mL.
Your healthcare provider will determine your dosage based on factors such as your weight and height, your kidney function, and how you respond to the drug.
Oxaliplatin is given as an intravenous (IV) injection by a healthcare provider every two weeks. It works by binding together strands of DNA within the cells, including cancer cells. This prevents the cells from multiplying, which can stop the growth and spread of the cancer.
Although some people tolerate this medicine well, most people will develop some type of side effect during oxaliplatin treatment. Some of the most common problems include nerve problems, vomiting, and diarrhea.
(Click Oxaliplatin for a complete overview of this chemotherapy drug, including specific uses, what to expect during treatment, and safety precautions to discuss with your healthcare provider.)
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