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Carboplatin is a type of chemotherapy, known as a platinum analog. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells. Carboplatin is usually used in combination with other medicines.
Carboplatin may be used in patients who are unable to tolerate cisplatin due to impaired kidney function, nausea and vomiting, hearing loss, or neuropathies.
Patients will have regular blood tests to check blood counts and monitor kidney and liver function.
Carboplatin may cause serious allergic reactions, specifically a hypersensitivity reaction. Patients will monitored closely for signs of an allergic reaction.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be given into the abdominal cavity (intraperitoneal)
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include skin rash, flushing, shortness of breath, decrease in blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, fever, chills, sweating, or swelling of the face or neck.
Not all patients who take carboplatin will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.