Active ingredients: cisplatin
What it is used for
For use in the treatment of metastatic nonseminomatous germ cell carcinoma, advanced stage refractory ovarian carcinoma, advanced stage refractory bladder carcinoma and refractory squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, either singularly or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents; or in appropriate circumstances, in addition to other treatments, such as radiotherapy or surgery.
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 between 15-25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Do not Refrigerate
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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.
Clear colourless or almost colourless solution in a 100mL amber glass vial
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 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.
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