Eloxatin

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    Brand Name:Eloxatin
    Generic:Oxaliplatin
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2005-01-31 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Sanofi Aventis US
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/021759s001,021492s006lbl.pdf

About Eloxatin

Eloxatin is used for:

Treating advanced cancer of the colon or rectum in certain patients. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.

Eloxatin is an antineoplastic. It works by killing cancer cells and slowing tumor growth.

Side Effects of Eloxatin

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Change in taste;
  • constipation;
  • diarrhea;
  • dizziness;
  • fatigue;
  • hair loss;
  • headache;
  • heartburn;
  • hiccups;
  • nausea;
  • pain;
  • pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site;
  • runny nose;
  • sleeplessness;
  • vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
  • black stools;
  • blood in the urine;
  • chest pain or pressure;
  • decreased urination;
  • difficulty swallowing;
  • disorientation;
  • dry cough;
  • dry mouth;
  • eye pain;
  • fainting;
  • fever or chills;
  • flushing;
  • groin or calf pain;
  • itching;
  • jaw tightness;
  • loss of appetite;
  • mouth sores;
  • muscle cramps;
  • nosebleeds;
  • numbness, tingling, or pain of the hands, feet, or around the mouth or throat
  • odd feelings in the tongue;
  • persistent sore throat;
  • persistent stomach pain;
  • sensitivity to cold temperatures or cold objects;
  • severe diarrhea or vomiting;
  • shortness of breath;
  • slurred speech;
  • sudden severe headache;
  • thirst;
  • trouble walking or performing activities of daily living;
  • unusual bruising or bleeding;
  • vision problems or changes;
  • vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • weakness;
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Who Should Not Take Eloxatin

Do NOT use Eloxatin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Eloxatin or to another platinum product (eg, cisplatin, carboplatin)
  • you have certain lung problems (eg, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease) or bone marrow disease

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Eloxatin

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Eloxatin . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Ampotericin B, cyclosporine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen) or tacrolimus because they may cause side effects, including increased risk of kidney problems, when taken with Eloxatin
  • Aminoglycosides (eg, vancomycin) or NSAIDs because they may cause side effects, including loss of hearing, when taken with Eloxatin
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