Cytoplatin Injection is used for Lung cancer, Metastatic testicular tumors, Metastatic ovarian tumors, Advanced bladder cancer and other conditions. Cytoplatin
Injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cytoplatin Injection contains Cisplatin as an active ingredient.
Cytoplatin Injection works by inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells.
Detailed information related to Cytoplatin Injection's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Cytoplatin Injection Uses
Cytoplatin Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
• Lung cancer
• Metastatic testicular tumors
• Metastatic ovarian tumors
• Advanced bladder cancer
Cytoplatin Injection Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Cytoplatin Injection improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
• Inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells.
Cytoplatin Injection - Composition and Active Ingredients
Cytoplatin Injection is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
• Cisplatin - 0.5 MG
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.
Cytoplatin Injection - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cytoplatin Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These
side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-
effects, especially if they do not go away.
• Acute renal failure
• Hearing loss
Cytoplatin Injection - Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies,
pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects
of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your
condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
• Acute leukemia
• Anaphylactic-like reactions
• Do not overdose
• Genetic variants in the thiopurine S-methyltransferase gene
• Injection site reactions
• Loss of motor function
Cytoplatin Injection - Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cytoplatin Injection may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or
cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or
manage drug interactions. Cytoplatin Injection may interact with the following drugs and products:
• Anticonvulsant agents
Cytoplatin Injection - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Cytoplatin Injection is a contraindication. In addition, Cytoplatin Injection should not be used if you have the following conditions:
• Hearing impairment
• History of allergic reactions to drug or other platinum-containing compounds
• Myelosuppressed patients
• Preexisting renal impairment
Other important Information on Cytoplatin Injection
Missing a dose
In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use
extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your
doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Overdosage of Cytoplatin Injection
• Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you
suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Cytoplatin Injection, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a
medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
• Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may
lead to overdosage.
• Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
Storage of Cytoplatin Injection
• Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from
children and pets.
• Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the
environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Cytoplatin Injection.
Expired Cytoplatin Injection
• Taking a single dose of expired Cytoplatin Injection is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or
pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is
important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening
allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
Cytoplatin Injection - Frequently asked Questions
• Is Cytoplatin Injection safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
• Is Cytoplatin Injection safe while breastfeeding?
• Can Cytoplatin Injection be used for lung cancer and metastatic testicular tumors?
Yes, lung cancer and metastatic testicular tumors are among the most common reported uses for Cytoplatin Injection. Please do not use Cytoplatin Injection for lung
cancer and metastatic testicular tumors without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Cytoplatin
• Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Cytoplatin Injection medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle
or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also
advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Cytoplatin
Injection. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
• Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples
include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special
categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
• Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your
body, health and other medications that you may be using.
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