Active ingredients: cisplatin
What it is used for
Cisplatin Injection is indicated for the palliative treatment of metastatic non-seminomatous germ cell carcinoma, advanced-stage refractory ovarian carcinoma, advanced-stage refractory bladder carcinoma and refractory squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. It may be used as a single agent or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents. It may be employed, in appropriate circumstances, in addition to other modalities, eg 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
- Do not Freeze
- 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 to pale yellow solution, free from visible particulates
Do I need a prescription?
These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
- 1x100mg/100mL pack
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is
- 1x100mg/100mL(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 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.
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