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Oxaliplatin Injection

Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®) is a chemotherapy drug used in combination with other medications for the treatment of certain types of colon or rectal cancer. It is given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion) by your healthcare provider every two weeks.
 
This combination treatment regimen is given over the course of two days. Oxaliplatin infusions are given on the first day only, and it takes about two hours to receive the whole dose. Your specific dosage will depend on various factors, such as your height and weight, your kidney function, and how you respond to the medication.
 
(For more information on this intravenous injection, click Oxaliplatin. This full-length article offers an overview of this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, potential side effects, and safety concerns to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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