Cisplatin can cause severe kidney problems or allergic reactions. Hearing loss (more common in children), bleeding problems, a decrease in your body's ability to fight infection (weakened immune system), or severe nausea and vomiting may also occur. The risk of these problems increases as the dose or total amount of Cisplatin used over time increases. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop changes in the amount of urine, rash, trouble breathing, swelling of the face, fast heartbeat, dizziness, ringing in the ears or hearing loss, unusual bruising or bleeding, nausea and vomiting, unusual tiredness, or signs of an infection (eg, fever, persistent sore throat).
Treating cancer of the testes, ovaries, or bladder. Cisplatin may be used alone or in combination with other medications. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Cisplatin is an antineoplastic agent. It works by stopping cancer cells from growing and reproducing.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Cisplatin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cisplatin . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cisplatin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Cisplatin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cisplatin .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; loss of appetite; muscle pain; nausea; vomiting; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blindness; blood in the urine or stools; blurred vision; chest pain; decreased urine volume or frequency; dizziness; hearing problems; inability to distinguish colors; infection (fever, chills, sore throat, cough); joint pain; lightheadedness; loss of balance; loss of motor function; loss of taste; numbness, tingling, or pain of the hands or feet; pain, redness, or swelling at the site of injection; ringing in the ears; seizures; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness; wheezing.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include dark urine; deafness; decreased urination; nausea; vision impairment; vomiting; yellowing of the eyes or skin.Proper storage of Cisplatin :
Store Cisplatin as directed on the prescription label. Cisplatin is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Cisplatin at home, store Cisplatin as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Cisplatin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Cisplatin . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.