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Brand name: Eloxatin TM

Active ingredients: oxaliplatin

What it is used for

? Oxaliplatin is indicated for adjuvant treatment of stage III (Duke?s C) colon cancer, in combination with a fluoropyrimidine agent ? Oxaliplatin in combination with fluorouracil and folinic acid is indicated for the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer ? Oxaliplatin in combination with capecitabine, with or without bevacizumab, is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer ? Oxaliplatin in combination with epirubicin and either capecitabine or fluorouracil, is indicated for the treatment of patients with advanced oesophagogastric cancer

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 below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

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

Visual appearance

A liquid contained in a clear glass vial with rubber stopper and aluminium seal

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.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient oxaliplatin

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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Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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