Paraplatin review

Paraplatin is a medicament used in treating several types of cancers such as lung cancer, ovarian carcinoma, breast cancer, cervical cancer, neck cancer, and head cancer. Paraplatin was introduced during 1980 and has become the most favored treatment for medical practitioners because of fewer side effects compared to its predecessors.

Paraplatin is a chemotherapy medicament that is in the form of a colorless fluid.

Paraplatin is a medicament that is only administered in a hospital setting through infusion that usually takes an hour to finish. Since this is a chemotherapy medicament, it is usually given to a patient for several months or as required. The dose and length of treatment depends on the stage and type of cancer of the patient. Most cancer patients are given other chemotherapy medicaments aside from Paraplatin in order to complete the regimen. The doctor determines the dose based on the patient's condition.

Each individual may have different reactions as a result of undergoing chemotherapy. Some patients may not experience any side effects while others may experience less or more side effects when using Paraplatin.

This medicament may decrease the resistance level of the body to fight infections making the body prone to several infections. This side effect may occur after seven days of treatment with Paraplatin.

Paraplatin may also cause nose bleeding or skin bruising because this medicament reduces the production of platelets. It may also cause the patient to become anemic, which makes you feel very tired and breathless without any activity.

Patients may also experience other side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, ulcer, change in hearing, numbness of hands and feet. A severe but rare side effect may cause loss of hair. This is especially the case for patients taking higher doses of Paraplatin.

Any occurrences of the side effects should be immediately communicated to your doctor for appropriate actions.

Before deciding to undergo chemotherapy treatment, you must ensure that you inform your doctor if you have other existing medical conditions. Inform your doctor if you are taking other prescribed or non-prescribed medicaments, herbal medicines, vitamins and other substances before treatment with Paraplatin. This is very important because some medicaments may interact negatively with Paraplatin and may cause severe risk to your health.

It is also important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant because Paraplatin may harm the baby. In this case, it is highly recommended for both men and women to use the best birth control method before undergoing treatment.

Also avoid having any kind of vaccination while undergoing treatment with Paraplatin. If the need arises, you must first consult your doctor.

Paraplatin may have an effect to the fertility of both men and women so it is best to discuss it with your doctor before deciding to start with the treatment.

While undergoing treatment, it is best to refrain from any activities that may cause injuries. Avoid too much exposure to the sun or use some protection when going outdoors.

Paraplatin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of paraplatin

• Molecular formula of paraplatin is C6H12N2O4Pt2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is azanide; cyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylic acid; platinum
• Molecular weight is 371.249 g/mol
Paraplatin available : 1% solution

Generic name: Carboplatin

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