Cisplatyl review

Cisplatyl is a chemotherapy medication used in the treatment of various cancers including sarcomas, carcinomas, germ cell tumors and lymphomas. Cisplatyl is distributed in the US under the brand names Platinol and Platinol-AQ

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

Some patients may experience minor side effects while others experience serious side effects. The most common side effect is nausea or sickness, usually occurring a few hours after the medication has been administered. When this happens, your physician will prescribe anti-sickness medicines to reduce this side effect.

There are cases where the medication affects the kidney and may even cause permanent damage if not immediately attended to by a physician. Your physician may conduct blood tests prior to each treatment to determine if it is safe to continue with the medication. You will be given fluid intravenously to ensure that your kidneys are functioning well.

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

Cisplatyl reduces the immune system, making the body prone to infections because the medication decreases the production capability of the bone marrow in producing white blood cells. It can also cause Anemia making the patient tired and weak.

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

Before undergoing treatment or chemotherapy sessions, tell your physician of all the medications you are taking. This includes prescribed and non-prescribed medications. This is to help your physician determine if you are taking medications that might interact with Cisplatyl that may cause complications or harm your health.

Something to consider before taking Cisplatyl is fertility since this medication affects the fertility of both men and women. Discuss with your physician the benefits and risks involved when using this medication.

While undergoing treatment, avoid becoming pregnant or fathering a child because this medication may cause harm to the baby. Use an effective birth control while undergoing treatment. Discuss your options with your physician to determine the best methods to use.

Make sure to follow your chemotherapy schedule as well as the laboratory tests and medical exams required. This will allow your physician to evaluate the progress of your treatment as well as to immediately identify any problems that may occur. It will also help your physician determine if there are any adjustments that need to be made to your present dosage.

Cisplatyl has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cisplatyl

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

Generic name: Cisplatin

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

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