Carboplatin 150 mg Injectionis an anticancer medicine that is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer (cancer of the ovary, part of the female reproductive organs that produces eggs) and lung cancer. This medicine works by preventing the growth of cancer cells by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) which is required for their growth and development.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection causes side effects like nausea, vomiting, temporary hair loss, pain, and weakness. This medicine may decrease the number of blood cells (red and white blood cells) in your body, making you more susceptible to infections or bleeding. Inform your doctor if you experience a fever, sore throat, chills, unusual bleeding or bruises, or dark urine.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is given by a qualified medical practitioner, therefore do not self-administer. Your doctor will determine the appropriate dose and duration of the therapy. This can vary depending on the severity of your condition. It may take many weeks or months for you to notice or feel the effects, but do not stop taking it until your doctor advises you to do so.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection can affect your heart, liver, and kidney adversely. Inform your doctor if you have any heart, liver, or kidney problems before starting this medicine. You should also inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
List of substitutes for Carboplatin 150 mg Injection
Cytocarb 150 mg Injection
Karplat 150 mg Injection
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Carboplatin (Dr.Reddys) 150 mg Injection
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Biocarb 150 mg Injection
Paraplatin 150 mg Injection
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Major & minor side effects for Carboplatin 150 mg Injection
Low blood cell count
Abnormal Liver function
Pain at the injection site
Temporary Hair Loss
Muscle pain or weakness
Blood in urine and stools
Tingling or numbness of the hands and feet
Ringing or buzzing in the ears
Black or Tarry stools
Cough or hoarseness
Uses of Carboplatin 150 mg Injection
What is it prescribed for?
Ovarian Cancer is a condition in which there is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the ovary. The ovary is a part of the female reproductive system which produces eggs and female hormones (chemical messengers in the body). Ovarian cancer has symptoms like pain in the lower part of the stomach and pelvis region, abnormal vaginal bleeding, etc. Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is used along with other medicines in the treatment of ovarian cancer. It works by entering and attaching itself to the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells, thus preventing them from dividing and growing.
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Small cell lung cancer is a fast-growing cancer in the tissue of the lungs and is commonly caused by smoking. It begins with small tumours (abnormal growth of body tissue) in the lungs but eventually spreads to other body parts too. Its symptoms are breathlessness, chest pain, coughing, etc. Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is used in the treatment of lung cancer. It stops the growth of cancer cells and thus prevents them from spreading to other body parts.
List of related products
Carboplatin (Pfizer) 450 mg Injection
When not to use?
Do not take the treatment if you are allergic to Carboplatin 150 mg Injection or other platinum-containing compounds. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic reactions such as skin rashes, hives (painful eruptions that itch and sting), swelling (face, lips, tongue, etc.), breathing difficulty, etc after undergoing treatment Carboplatin 150 mg Injection.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is known to cause severe myelosuppression (decrease in bone marrow activity which leads to a reduction in blood cells) as well as dose-dependent thrombocytopenia [decrease in blood platelets (blood cells responsible for clot formation) count]. Treatment with Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with anaemia as it can worsen their condition. If you experience any signs or symptoms of bleeding, such as petechiae (red, brown spots o the skin surface), purpura (purple or black spots due to bleeding under the skin), epistaxis (nose bleeding), etc., report to your doctor as soon as possible.
Severe myelosuppression is a decrease in bone marrow activity which leads to a reduction in blood cells count. Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is not recommended if you have myelosuppression as it can worsen your condition and may lead to leukopenia (low white blood cell count), thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and anaemia (low red blood cell count).
Warnings for special population
Treatment with Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is not recommended during pregnancy as it may be harmful to the foetus. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant and discuss the risk and benefits of this medicine in pregnancy.
It is not known if Carboplatin 150 mg Injection passes into breastmilk. Hence, you should stop breastfeeding while on therapy with medicine to avoid harmful effects on the infant.
Impaired kidney function
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is excreted via the kidney. Take this medicine with caution if you have severely damaged kidneys.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injectionmay cause hearing problems which is more common in children. It is advised to get audiometric testing (a test to know the ability to hear sounds) done before initiating the treatment and also before every dose. If you experience any hearing problems, inform your doctor.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection may cause serious skin reactions. Inform your doctor about the symptoms and discontinue the treatment.
Driving or operating heavy machines
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection may cause blurred vision or dizziness. If you experience any of these symptoms while taking this medication, it is recommended that you avoid doing any activities that require focus such as driving or operating machines.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection weakens your immune system and increases the risk of infection. Hence, if you have any infection during treatment with Carboplatin 150 mg Injection, inform your doctor about it. Your doctor may put the chemotherapy on hold till the infection is settled.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, thus the chances of missing a dose are very less. If you miss an appointment for a dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately and schedule the dose as soon as possible.
Since Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is administered in a hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the possibility of an overdose is quite low. If an overdose is suspected, the doctor will initiate emergency medical treatment.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol while you are on therapy with Carboplatin 150 mg Injection. Alcohol can cause severe side effects when taken along with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Carboplatin 150 mg Injection is given in multiple cycles. The medicine is administered in a proper healthcare setting by specialized healthcare professionals. It is important to receive each planned dose and to keep track of the next scheduled dose. Keep close monitoring of blood cells count and kidney function.