Active ingredients: carboplatin
What it is used for
Carboplatin is indicated in the treatment of: advanced stage ovarian cancer of epithelial origin; small cell lung carcinoma; carcinoma of the head and neck; carcinoma of the testis; paediatric cerebral tumours; soft tissue sarcoma; neuroblastoma.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear colourless solution free from particulate matter
Do I need a prescription?
These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
- 1x150mg pack
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is
- 1x150mg(E) pack
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient carboplatin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems