Side effects are common with cisplatin. Most side effects of chemotherapy, including hair loss, go away after you finish treatment. Side effects can include:
- Decreased white blood counts and possibly reduced red blood cell and platelet counts.
- Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
- Headache or seizures.
- Hair loss.
- Diarrhea or constipation.
- Mouth sores (stomatitis).
Reference Peripheral neuropathies, which may be
irreversible and may be made worse by exercise. Symptoms include:
- Numbness and tingling.
- Unsteadiness when standing or walking.
- Clumsiness of the hands and feet.
- Ear problems (ototoxicity), which may not get
better. Symptoms include:
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
- Hearing loss, especially high tones, or deafness.
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- Eye problems, such as blurred vision or loss of the ability to see colors.
- Kidney damage, which may or may not get better. Keeping plenty of fluids in the body during treatment may be helpful.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 2, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology