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
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
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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
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.
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