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What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

Many: Side effects of these drugs include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. There can also be kidney damage and damage to the nerves in the fingers and toes called peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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How should I get rid of cefuroxime side effects. ?

How should I get rid of cefuroxime  side effects. ?

Which effects?: Predominantly gi, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Generally just stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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How common are drug side effects in old adults?

How common are drug side effects in old adults?

More common: Unfortunately as we get older our bodies are much less efficient at getting rid of medicine that we take. This means that a dose for a young adult may be half or less in the elderly depending on their liver kidney function. So often older patients take doses that are too much for them and therefore they get more side effects from this because a regular adult dose is like taking a double dose. ...Read more

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Can I change my cisplatin dosage to prevent hearing loss and tennitus?

Can I change my cisplatin dosage to prevent hearing loss and tennitus?

Consult your doctor: Please consult your oncologist about Cisplatin dosage - it appears that you do not have hearing loss yet, you just want to prevent it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

Many: Side effects of these drugs include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. There can also be kidney damage and damage to the nerves in the fingers and toes called peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Any bad effects with the chemo drug cisplatin?

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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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

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