Active ingredients: carboplatin
What it is used for
For the palliative treatment of patients with advanced or recurrent ovarian carcinoma, including patients previously treated with cisplatin. Also, carboplatin may be used for the treatment of small cell lung carcinoma, and carcinoma of the head and neck, carcinoma of the testis, paediatric cerebral tumours, soft tissue sarcoma and neuroblastoma.
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 below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- 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.
A clear, colourless to faintly yellow solution, free from fibers and particles of foreign matter.
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 carboplatin
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