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Brand name: Oxaliplatin (Accord) TM

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

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 Infusion
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

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 Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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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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