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Abiplatin

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Abiplatin is prescribed as a chemotherapy medication for the treatment of various cancers.

Abiplatin is used to treat patients suffering from cancers such as sarcomas, carcinomas, germ cell tumors and lymphomas. Abiplatin is being distributed in the United States under the brand names Platinol and Platinol-AQ

The dose and length of treatment with Abiplatin depend on the type of cancer and the response of the patient to the chemotherapy. This medication is administered through infusion through a fine tube inserted through the vein at the back of the hand or near the collarbone. The infusion process can last eight hours or more and is only done in a hospital.

Each patient may experience different reactions when undergoing chemotherapy. Some may experience minor side effects while others may experience serious side effects.

One of the most common side effects is wamble or sickness. This usually occurs a few hours after the medication has been administered. In this case, your doctor will prescribe anti-sickness medicines to reduce the side effect.

There are instances that the medication affects the kidney and may even cause permanent damage if not immediately attended to by a doctor. Your doctor may conduct blood test before every treatment to determine if it is safe to continue with the medication. You will be given fluid through your veins to ensure that your kidneys are functioning very well.

Some may also feel numbness in the hands or feet but this will eventually disappear a few months after treatment. The medication may also affect your hearing as well as your taste sensation.

Abiplatin reduces the immune system, which makes the body prone to several infections. This is because the medication decreases the production capability of the bone marrow in producing white blood cells. It can also cause Anemia making you get easily tired and weak.

If you experience or notice something unusual while under treatment, it is important to inform your doctor immediately.

Before undergoing treatment or chemotherapy sessions, inform your doctor of all the medicaments you are using. This includes prescribed and non-prescribed medicaments. This is to help your doctor determine if you are using medicaments that might interact with Abiplatin that may cause complications or harm your health.

Another thing to consider before taking Abiplatin is your fertility. This medication affects the fertility of men and women. Discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks involved in using this medication.

While undergoing treatment, it is advised to avoid becoming pregnant or fathering a child because this may cause harm to the baby. If possible, use an effective birth control while undergoing treatment. Discuss with your doctor the best method to use.

Make sure to follow the schedules of the chemotherapy as well as the laboratory tests and medical exams required. This is to allow your doctor to evaluate the progress of your treatment as well as to immediately identify any problems that may occur. This will also help your doctor determine if there are any necessary adjustments to your present dose.

Abiplatin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of abiplatin


• Molecular formula of abiplatin is Cl2H4N2Pt
• Molecular weight is 298.029 g/mol
Abiplatin available : 50ml injection, 100ml injection and 200ml injection

Generic name: Cisplatin

Brand name(s): Biocisplatinum, Briplatin, Carboquone, Cismaplat, Cisplatine, Cisplatyl, Citoplationo, Lederplatin, Neoplatin, Plastin, Platamine, Platiblastin, Platidiam, Platinex, Platinol, Platinoxan, Randa

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