Drug ID: 3d00000034
Drug Name: Carboplatin
Generic Names: Womastin (450 mg) | Biocarb (450 mg) | Kemocarb | Carbotinal (450 mg) | Naproplat (450mg) | Karplat (10 mg) | Carbopa (450 mg) | Ducarb (450 mg) | Cytocarb (450 mg) | Blastoplatin | Naproplat | Oncocarbin AQ | Carbokem (450 mg) | Carbotinal | Neocarb | Carboteen | Blastoplatin (450 mg) | Carbokem | Carboplan | Blastocarb 450 | Ducarb | Blastocarb | Neoplatin | Carboplatin | Karplat | Biocarb (15 ml) | Cytocarb | Carboteen (45 ml) | Neocarb (450 mg) | Carbopa | Paraplatin | More
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category D :
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is 360 mg/m2 when given as a single IV drug and . 300 mg/m2 with cyclophosphamide. It should be given as one dose every 4 weeks. If needed adjust the dosage depends upon white blood cells and platelet counts.
Recommended In: This medication is prescribed for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It contains platinum; stops the growth of cancer cells.
Directions For Use: This medication available in the form of injection administered by healthcare providers.
Storage: Store at 25°C.
Dosage Forms: Injection
Side Effects: Gastrointestinal- Loss of appetite, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting, mouth blistering.
Skin- Thinned or brittle hair.
Central Nervous System- Fatigue, dizziness.
Miscellaneous- Red urine, black or tarry tools, fever, chills, shortness of breath, swelling of ankles, abnormal sounds from outside.
In Case of Overdose: There is no known antidote for carboplatin INJECTION overdosage. The anticipated complications of overdosage would be secondary to bone marrow suppression and/or hepatic toxicity.
Avoid If: Give information to your doctor about platinum compound intakes.
Harmful to new born babies. It may cause diminished kidney function; affects nervous system; liver function impairment.
Caution needed while using in elderly patients, and during breastfeeding.
Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.
Contraindicated to patients with history of known hypersensitivity, severe blood disorders (bone marrow depression, significant bleeding), during pregnancy and lactation. Aluminum tends to inavtivate carboplatin, hence the infusion sets or needles used to administer carboplatin should not contain aluminum
Drug Interaction: Some products that may interact with this drug include: aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin, neomycin), amphotericin B, certain anti-seizure medications (hydantoins such as phenytoin), certain "water pills" (loop diuretics such as furosemide, bumetanide, ethacrynic acid), nalidixic acid.