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Doctor insights on: Alimta Avastin And Carboplatin

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Carboplatin (Definition)

Carboplatin is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more


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Who should not use Carboplatin?

Who should not use Carboplatin?

Carboplatin: "Carboplatin injection is contraindicated in patients with a history of severe allergic reactions to cisplatin or other platinum-containing compounds. Carboplatin should not be employed in patients with severe bone marrow depression or significant bleeding." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/carboplatin.html ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what to expect while on carboplatin?

Carbo info: Please open this link http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html.

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Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can you take them together?

Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can you take them together?

I believe it should : Be ok but if by chance your platelet count drops due to the carbo, your doc will likely ask you to hold Plavix (clopidogrel) to avoid excessive bleeding. They can also irritate the GI tract as well so keep it in mind and make sure he/she knows you take plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can they be taken together?

Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can they be taken together?

With extreme caution: Check with your doctor before stopping any medication. Carboplatin can lower your platelets (blood elements responsible for clotting), Plavix inhibits the platelet function, the combination can increase your risk of bleeding. Also supplements vitamin e, fish oil, ginkgo balboa, and (nsaids) such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (advil, motrin), Naproxen (aleve, naprosyn), can further increase bleeding risk. ...Read more

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Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex ?

Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex ?

YES DOUBLET: Taxotere (docetaxel) + carboplatin: is a combination regimen used in certain cancers like lung, ovary and breast (with herceptin). ...Read more

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What bad side effects might come with paraplatin (carboplatin) therapy?

What bad side effects might come with paraplatin (carboplatin) therapy?

Many...: pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin; •fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat; • severe or ongoing vomiting;• stomach pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the sk. ...Read more

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What is the difference between 21 dayys cycle &dosage dense regim in carboplatin/taxol?

What is the difference between 21 dayys cycle &dosage dense regim in carboplatin/taxol?

Chemo: Dose-dense chemo given every 14 days instead 21. You should discuss with the doctor the reasons for offering it, could be a few. ...Read more

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My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

Carbo/taxol: It is a very common regimen for cancer for multiple type of cancers. Read this for more info: carboplatin- http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html. ...Read more

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Can you have surgery while taking Avastin (bevacizumab)?

Can you have surgery while taking Avastin (bevacizumab)?

Avoid it, if it is p: Avastin (bevacizumab) causes interference in wound healing. So it is best to stop Avastin (bevacizumab) if you need to undergo surgery. It takes 4 to 6 weeks for the Avastin (bevacizumab) effects to go away after the last dose used.. Then it is safer to do surgery. Your oncologist as well as your surgeon can/will guide you in this regard, if you have not already been told about it. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Carboplatin?

Can pregnant women use Carboplatin?

Carboplatin: Carboplatin is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk). ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on carboplatin/taxol?

Chemotherapy: Used for many malignancies, such as lung, ovary, breast, bladder. Side effects include nausea, hair loss, numbness and tingling of fingers and toes, low blood counts-white cells, red cells and platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does avastin (bevacizumab) reduce male fertility?

Does avastin (bevacizumab) reduce male fertility?

No (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that show reduction in male fertility. For the fda prescribing information with all side effects, go here: http://www.Gene.Com/gene/products/information/pdf/avastin-prescribing.Pdf. ...Read more

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Has anyone had an allergic reaction to carboplatin?

Has anyone had an allergic reaction to carboplatin?

Yes: Allergic reactions to Carboplatin have been described and can be severe. Skin testing can be used to confirm sensitivity, and there are desensitzation protocols that enable allergic patients to receive this medication. ...Read more

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How does avastin (bevacizumab) affect male fertility?

How does avastin (bevacizumab) affect male fertility?

It doesn't (so far): Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits blood vessel growth. It can impair fertility in women, but i don't find any studies that show reduction in male fertility. For the fda prescribing information with all side effects, go here: http://www.Gene.Com/gene/products/information/pdf/avastin-prescribing.Pdf. ...Read more

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Do you know are avastin (bevacizumab) and Xeloda the same?

Do you know are avastin (bevacizumab) and Xeloda the same?

Different: Xeloda is oral chemotherapy while Avastin (bevacizumab) is a monoclonal antibody targeting vascular growth factor. Bevacizumab (avastin) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks angiogenesis by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor. It also helps with chemo by allowing entry into tumor microvascular structures while Xeloda helps to inhibit DNA synthesis ...Read more

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Adding more chemo dasatinib and carboplatin likely to work?

Restate question: Hi jsalyers9. Can you restate your question with a little more information. What is being treated? What treatments have already occurred? Thanks. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Paraplatin (Definition)

Paraplatin is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more