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Brand name: Cisplatin (DBL) TM

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

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
  • Do not Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

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

Visual appearance

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. They are Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 1x100mg/100mL pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. These medicines are Not Scheduled.

  • 1x100mg/100mL(E) pack

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

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