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Doctor insights on: Alimta Avastin And Carboplatin

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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?

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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Paraplatin (Definition)

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