Were you looking for information about Oxaliplatin? Oxalplatin is a common misspelling of oxaliplatin.
Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®) is a chemotherapy drug prescribed in combination with other medications to treat certain types of colon or rectal cancer in adults. It works by binding together strands of DNA within the cells, which prevents the cells from multiplying and slows down the progression of the cancer.
You may not be able to receive this drug if you have certain allergies or if you are taking certain medications, vitamins, or supplements. Nerve problems, diarrhea, and vomiting are among the possible side effects.
(Click Oxaliplatin for more information on what this medication is used for, how it works, and what your healthcare provider needs to know before prescribing it. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)