Brand Names : Eloxatin
belongs to the group of medicines called
antineoplastics. It is used to treat cancer of the colon or rectum. Oxaliplatin
is usually given along with other medicines to treat cancer.
Oxaliplatin interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually
destroyed. Since the growth of normal cells may also be affected by the medicine,
other effects may also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported
to your healthcare professional. Other effects may not be serious but may
cause concern. Some effects may occur after treatment with oxaliplatin has
been stopped. Be sure that you have discussed with your healthcare professional
the possible side effects of this medicine as well as the good it can do.
This medicine is available only with your healthcare professional's prescription,
in the following dosage forms:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.