Carboplatin is an
intravenous (IV) medicine usually given in a dose
based on body surface area. The type and extent of a cancer determines the
exact dose and schedule of administering this drug.
Why It Is Used
Carboplatin is an alkylating agent that slows or stops the growth
of the cancer cells. Carboplatin is used to treat
ovarian cancer. It may also be used to treat bladder,
lung, esophageal, testicular, or
How Well It Works
Carboplatin is an effective antitumor medicine. But the type and
extent of a cancer determines how effectively this medicine slows or stops the
growth of cancer cells in the body.
Most side effects of chemotherapy, including hair loss, go away
after you finish treatment. Side effects of carboplatin include:
Decreased white blood counts. Red blood cell
counts and platelet counts can also be reduced.
and loss of appetite.
Numbness and tingling in the hands or feet
Hearing changes or hearing
Changes in kidney and liver function tests.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference
is not available in all systems.)
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