Generic for Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin) is an anti-cancer chemotherapy injection used to treat advanced cancer of the colon or rectum (metastatic colorectal cancer). Oxaliplatin is used in combination with other anti-cancer drugs. This drug works by stopping the multiplication of the cancer cells.
The dosage of Generic for Eloxatin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed Dose of Generic for Eloxatin
If your physician has instructed or directed you to receive Generic for Eloxatin injection in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, call your doctor as soon as possible.
Overdose of Generic for Eloxatin
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Eloxatin, seek medical attention immediately.
Like other medicines, Generic for Eloxatin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Eloxatin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Eloxatin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Eloxatin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Eloxatin can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, runny nose, hair loss, fatigue, and heartburn. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Eloxatin.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Eloxatin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Eloxatin can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.