Oxitan 100 mg / 25 ml ( Eloxatin )
US Brand Name Eloxatin
Strength 100mg/25ml
Generic Name Oxiplatin
Manufacturer Fresenius Kabi
Pharmaceutical Form Injection/s

OXITAN 100mg/25ml

OXITAN is an anti-cancer medicine used in combination with other drugs to treat advanced cancer or even serve as an additional anti-cancer treatment.

How it works?

OXITAN works by interfering with DNA structure and function and this mechanism kill cancer cells and slows down tumor growth.

Important information about Medicine

Oxiplatin belongs to a class of medications called platinum-containing antineoplastic drugs. This medicine acts as a chemotherapeutic drug and as a vesicant that helps fight growth and spread of cancer cells.

Dosage information

OXITAN is administered as a bolus injection or as an intravenous infusion. Doctor would decide on the dosage looking at the core action for which the medicine is being administered and overall condition of the patient.

Strengths available

OXITAN is available in two strengths 50mg and 100mg at our store.

What if you miss a dose?

Being an injection chance of missing the dosage is minimal, however, patients need to ensure that they get the medicine as and when suggested by the doctor without fail.

What if you overdose?

Overdose is not possible, still if a patient feels any kind of discomfort doctor needs to be consulted immediately.

Things to be taken care of

OXITAN should not be pregnant ladies as it might harm the fetus. Even breastfeeding ladies or the ones who are trying to conceive should not take this medicine without consulting the doctor as this medicine might not be a safe one. OXITAN should not be taken by a patient whose blood count is extremely low or the one who is taking 5-fluorouracil. This anti-cancer drug tends to make one more sensitive to muscle spasms, tingling and even cold, thus complete medical attention needs to be taken if a patient feels uncomfortable. Being highly emetogenic, OXITAN might cause hair loss, neuropathy and temporary infertility.

Side Effects

Like other anti-cancer medicines, OXITAN too might cause some minor to moderate to major side effects, these include:

• Hyperhidrosis
• Dysgeusia
• Rectal haemorrhage
• Arthralgia
• Pulmonary embolism
• Motor neuritis
• Peripheral sensory neuropathy
• Hypokalaemia
• Gastroesophageal reflux
• Raised liver enzyme
• Conjunctivitis
• Electrolyte imbalance
• Thrombosis
• Blood sugar abnormalities
• Hematuria
• Abnormal micturition frequency
• Alopecia
• Stomatitis
• Dyspnoea
• Skin exfoliation
• Dyspepsia
• Meningism
• Reduced blood cell counts including low red blood cells

Doctor needs to be informed about these side effects and complete medical attention needs to be sorted.

Interaction with other drugs

There are several medicines, food products and beverages that might show interaction with OXITAN, such as:

• Palonosetron
• Diphenhydramine
• Bevacizumab
• Prochlorperazine
• Pegfilgrastim
• Hydromorphone
• Dexamethasone
• Hydrocodone/ acetaminophen
• Capecitabine
• Paclitaxel
• Acetaminophen
• Esomeprazole
• Vitamin d3

Do not take any medicine or antacid or multivitamin supplement without consulting your doctor when taking this anti-cancer drug.

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Oxitan 100 mg / 25 ml ( Eloxatin )

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