Oxitan 50 mg/10ml

Oxiplatin

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Description

SKU 1500
US Brand Name Eloxatin
Strength 50mg/10ml
Generic Name Oxiplatin
Manufacturer Fresenius Kabi

Oxitan 50mg/10ml is an anticancer drug available in the form of injection. The active ingredient is Oxaliplatin. It is used with anticancer medicines called 5-fluorouracil and Leucovorin to treat people with the following condition:   

  • Stage III colon cancer after surgery to remove the tumour
  • Advanced-stage colorectal cancer

Oxitan, when combined with infusional 5-fluorouracil and Leucovorin, was shown to lower the chance of colon cancer returning when prescribed to patients with stage III colon cancer after surgery to remove the tumour. The anticancer drug also increases survival in patients with stage III colon cancer.

Oxitan is given to you through your veins. Your health care specialist will prescribe the amount that is appropriate for you. Your health care provider will treat you with several medicines for your cancer. You must do exactly what your health care professional has taught you. Some medicines may be given to you before Oxiplatin to help prevent nausea and vomiting. Oxitan 50mg/25ml is administered with two other chemotherapy medicines, Leucovorin and 5 fluorouracil. Each therapy is given over two days. The patient receives this anticancer drug only on the first day, and usually two weeks fall between each chemotherapy treatment course. Normally, your health care specialist will determine the duration of treatment.   

Treatment for Day 1:  

Oxitan and Leucovorin are administered through a thin plastic tube put into a vein and given for two hours. You will be under the supervision of a health care provider during this time. After Oxiplatin and Leucovorin are finished, two doses of 5 fluorouracil will be administered. The first one is straightly administered into your I.V tube, while the second dose will be given into an IV tube over the next 22 hours with the help of a pump device.

Treatment 2:

You will not receive Oxitan on the second day. Leucovorin and 5-fluorouracil will be given the same way as on Day 1.

If you have any doubt about using Oxitan, please talk to your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe the dose that is appropriate for you.

Do not use Oxitan 50 mg/10ml if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in the drug or other medicines that contain platinum 

Before receiving Oxitan, let your doctor know if you have the following conditions:

  • Kidney problems
  • Other medical conditions
  • Allergic reactions to any medicines
  • Are you pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Oxitan can affect your unborn child. Also, you should avoid becoming pregnant while receiving this anticancer drug. Discuss with your doctor how to avoid pregnancy.
  • Are you breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is still not known if anticancer medicine passes into breast milk. You should decide with your doctor whether to stop breastfeeding or not to take Oxaliplatin.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription

medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

The most common side effects of Oxitan include:

Oxaliplatin can cause a significant reduction in neutrophils, red blood cells and platelets with high blood pressure and decreased blood counts, nausea, constipation, mouth sores, bleeding or bruising, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, injection site reaction, hair loss, and dehydration.

Also, let your health care specialist know if you get any of the symptoms of an infection:

  • Pain or swallowing
  • Cough that brings up mucus
  • Burning or pain during urination
  • Fever
  • Chills or shivering
  • Redness or swelling at the intravenous site

Call your doctor for medical advice to discuss the above-given side effects.

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