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Brand name: Cisplatin (Pfizer (Perth)) TM

Active ingredients: cisplatin

What it is used for

Cisplatin injection may be used singularly or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of: - metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell carcinoma; advanced stage, refractory ovarian carcinoma; advanced stage, refractory bladder carcinoma; refractory squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store between 15-25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A clear, colourless mobile solution, free of visible particulate matter.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Over 65?

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 cisplatin

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.

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