GENERIC NAME: CARBOPLATIN - INJECTION (CAR-bow-plah-tin)
BRAND NAME(S): Paraplatin
WARNING: Carboplatin can cause severe blood disorders (e.g., anemia, bone marrow suppression) that can result in infection and bleeding problems. Your risk of developing these problems increases with higher doses or longer treatment with carboplatin. Also, an unlikely but very serious allergic reaction to this drug may occur within minutes of receiving a dose. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat, fever), unusual tiredness, rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
Vomiting is a common side effect of this medication. See the Side Effects section for more information.
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