Brand Names : Platinol, Platinol-AQ
Cisplatin (sis-PLA-tin) belongs to the group of medicines known as
alkylating agents. It is used to treat cancer of the bladder, ovaries, and
testicles. It may also be used to treat other kinds of cancer, as determined
by your doctor.
Cisplatin interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually
destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by cisplatin,
other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported
to your doctor. Other effects may not be serious but may cause concern. Some
effects may not occur for months or years after the medicine is used.
Before you begin treatment with cisplatin, you and your doctor should talk
about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Cisplatin is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision
of your doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Generic name product may be available in Canada.