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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

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.

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. It is 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. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 1x100mg/100mL(E) pack

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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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

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