oxaliplatin - injection, Eloxatin
GENERIC NAME: OXALIPLATIN - INJECTION (ox-AL-ih-plah-tin)
BRAND NAME(S): Eloxatin
WARNING: Oxaliplatin may rarely cause a severe (possibly fatal) allergic reaction within minutes after a dose. Get medical help right away if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction (such as rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing, swelling of throat, dizziness).
USES: This medication is used to treat advanced cancer of the colon and rectum. Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapy drug that contains platinum. It is used in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat other types of cancer (such as testicular cancer).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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