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Oxitan 50mg/25ml

Oxitan 50mg/25ml (Eloxatin)

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    Pack SizePrice
Oxitan 50mg/25ml $25.3000New
US Brand NameEloxatin
Generic NameOxiplatin
ManufacturerFresenius Kabi
Pharmaceutical FormInjection/s


Oxitan 50mg

Oxitan is an anti cancer drug that is used to treat colon and rectum cancers of advanced stage along with other treatment options.


How it works?

This medicine works by interfering with the DNA structure of cancer cells and inhibits their functionality thus killing them and slowing down the growth of tumor.


Important information about Medicine

Oxaliplatin belongs to the category of drugs called anti-neoplastic and is used to treat rectum cancer following a surgery used to remove tumor.


Dosage information

One needs to follow the dosage instructions as recommended by the doctor and continue with the intake till the time recommended. In adults the prescribed dosage is of 85mg/m2 along with folinic acid and 5-fluorouracil repeated every 2 weeks for 12 cycles.


Strengths available

Oxitan is available in two strengths, 50mg and 100mg.


What if you miss a dose?

You need to take every dosage on time, in case you miss a dose, talk to your doctor and seek advice.


What if you overdose?

Although the chances of overdose are minimal, still if you take multiple doses get in touch with your doctor, a nearby pharmacist, a local poison or visit the nearest medical center.

Things to be taken care of

This medicine should not be taken by the people who:

  • Are Hypersensitive
  • Allergic To Oxalipatin
  • Pregnant, Breastfeeding Or Trying To Conceive
  • Having Myelosuppression
  • Having Peripheral Sensitive Neuropathy
  • Have Severely Impaired Kidney Function

This medicine should not be taken without a doctor’s prescription as it might lead to sever side effects and could even prove fatal in some health conditions.


Side Effects

Intake of Oxitan might lead to some side effects, these include:

  • Infection Of Nose Or Respiratory Tract
  • Dyspnoea
  • Epistaxis
  • Reduced Blood Cell Count Including Low Red Blood Cells
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Insomnia
  • Low Blood Potassium Level
  • Dysgeusia
  • Blood Clot Within Deep Vein
  • Inflammation Of Mouth And Lips
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Frequent Persistent Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
  • Increased Sweating
  • Bone Pain Or Stiffness
  • Raised Liver Enzyme
  • Fatigue
  • Injection Site Reaction
  • Raised Blood Creatinine
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Blood Clot In Lungs

These symptoms whether minor or moderate need to be reported to the doctor immediately.


Interaction with other drugs

Although no sever interactions have been reported, still, the patients taking Oxitan are advised not to take any other medicine, not even any other anti cancer drug along with the medicine. If you are taking any anti allergy or diabetes or blood pressure medicine inform about this to your doctor.

Do not take this medicine with any fluid except water and ensure that you keep a time gap of at least two hours between the intake and food. One last thing, to avoid any interactions, go for a healthy and balanced diet as recommended by the doctor. 


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