Active ingredients: oxaliplatin
What it is used for
Oxaliplatin, in combination with fluorouracil and folinic acid, is indicated for: Adjuvant treatment of stage III (Duke's C) colon cancer after complete resection of the primary tumour; Treatment of advanced colorectal cancer.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear, colourless solution in a clear glass vial. When examined under suitable conditions of visibility it should be practically free from visible particles.
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