Introduction (Oxaliplatin 100 mg Injection)
Oxaliplatin 100 mg is given in the form of an injection. It is used in the treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum. It is a chemotherapy drug that contains Platinum. It is used to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. It may be used alone or in combination with the other medications. It belongs to a group of drugs called Antineoplastics, Alkylating, and Platinum. It is not safe and effective for children.
Colon cancer is a type of cancer that starts in your colon( large intestine) or rectum. The colon and rectum are the organs that make up the lower portion of your digestive system.
Colon cancer is also known as colorectal cancer. It is a term that combines colon cancer and rectal cancer, which begins in the rectum. This is the third most common type of cancer. About 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime.
It usually begins as small noncancerous cells called polyps inside the colon. Later on, these polyps can become colon cancers.
Rectal cancer is cancer that develops in cells in the rectum. The rectum is located below the sigmoid colon (pelvic colon) and above the anus. Both rectum and colon are part of the digestive system. So it is called colorectal cancer. It begins in the large intestine. It is the final part of the digestive tract. It affects older adults. It begins at the end of the ends when it reaches the short, narrow passage leading to the anus.
Oxaliplatin 100 mg is an injection that is given by a medical professional.
Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. Taking it in the wrong way and excessive can cause very serious side effects. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common symptoms of this medicine include nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you may experience these side effects for a long time and become serious. You can consult with your doctor to get relief from these side effects. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells ( red and white blood cells) which increases the chances of infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells.
Benefits of Oxaliplatin 100 mg Injection
- In colon and rectum cancer
Oxaliplatin injection should be given into a vein. It treats and lowers the risk of developing further cancer growth (polyps) and bowel cancer. It kills or stops the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a very effective medicine. You should discuss its risks and benefits with your doctor. Drink plenty of water.
Side effects of Oxaliplatin 100 mg
Some of the major and minor side effects of this medicine are. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you observe any side effects become serious. You may consult your doctor.
- Pain in the hands or feet
- Increased sensitivity
- Stomach pain
- Sores in the mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Weight gain or loss
How to take Oxaliplatin 100 mg?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Oxaliplatin 100 mg work?
It is an anti-cancer medicine. It works to damage the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. It stops their growth and multiplication.