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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Platinol Aq (Overview)

Platinol-AQ is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Cisplatin needed. What can I expect?

Cisplatin needed. What can I expect?

Talk to your doctor: Cisplatin - like any other chemotherapy drug has potential side effects. The most common is nausea but you can take anti nausea medication. It may cause hair loss and decrease in white blood cell counts. Kidney function should be monitored and IV fluids given. Some long term effects is neuropathy (numbness fingers) and hearing loss but these tend to be due to cumulative dose. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
18 doctors shared insights

Platinol Aq (Overview)

Platinol-AQ is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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How well do 5-FU and cisplatin work for chemotherapy?

How well do 5-FU and cisplatin work for chemotherapy?

Well: 5fu (fluorouracil) and Cisplatin are older chemotherapy agents but have significant roles in the treatment of a wide variety of tumor types even to this day. ...Read more

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Why it is important to establish chloride diuresis prior to cisplatin therapy? How does it prevent renal toxicity?

Why it is important to establish chloride diuresis prior to cisplatin therapy? How does it prevent renal toxicity?

Toxic on kidneys: The Cisplatin is toxic on the kidneys, and when the kidneys concentrate Cisplatin in the urine, it has a much worse effect. Forcing the kidneys to produce large amounts of urine flushes the Cisplatin through faster and even more important, reduces the concentration in the kidney, which dramatically reduces the toxic effects. ...Read more

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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What long term side effects does the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) aq have?

What long term side effects does the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) aq have?

None thus far: Synthetic hgh using recombinant dna technology has been in the market for over 20 years and so far has excellent safety record. There are of course many indication for use of gh, some of this conditions (such as noonam syndrome and turner's) carry an inherit risk of developing certain complications regardless of being on gh or not. ...Read more

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Any bad effects with the chemo drug cisplatin?

Maybe: Cisplatin - like any other chemotherapy drug has potential side effects. The most common is nausea but you can take anti nausea medication. It may cause hair loss and decrease in white blood cell counts. Kidney function should be monitored and IV fluids given. Some long term effects is neuropathy (numbness fingers) and hearing loss but these tend to be due to cumulative dose. ...Read more

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Can you be given a combination of 5-fu and cisplatin for metastatic cancer. Is this typical?

Can you be given a combination of 5-fu and cisplatin for metastatic cancer. Is this typical?

Yes: 5-fu + Cisplatin is a regimen for metastatic cancers ei: anal, biliary, head & neck, esophageal and gastric to name a few. Although they may be other preferred regimens for these cancers. The oncologist will decide what option would be best. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed march with LD small cell lung ca. she had 6 chemo vepesid (etoposide) and cisplatin.she was much?

My mother was diagnosed march with LD small cell lung ca. she had 6 chemo vepesid (etoposide) and cisplatin.she was much?

SCLC: Not sure what the question was, but prognosis overall is poor. Only about 1-10% of patients will be alive at 5 years. and the median survival is 12-18 months. Depends upon the extent of the disease at the time of treatment. ...Read more

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