Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection

Oxitan is a platinum-based chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of advanced/metastatic colorectal cancer. It contains Oxaliplatin that works by forming DNA crosslinks, disrupting the DNA structure and preventing cancer cells from dividing and growing.

  • Manufactured By: Fresenius Kabi
  • Salt Composition: Oxaliplatin 100mg 
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Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection

Manufacturer

Fresenius Kabi

Active Ingredient 

Oxaliplatin

Storage

Store it in the dark at a temperature below 30°C.

Consume Type 

Intravenous Injection

Description – 

Complete Handbook on Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection: Usage and Insight 

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection – Introduction

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection is an anticancer chemotherapy medication prescribed to treat stage 3 colon cancer after resectioning (surgical removal) of the primary tumor, metastatic colon, and rectum cancer.

How Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection Works: A Closer Look

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection is an anticancer medicine that contains the anticancer drug oxaliplatin. Oxaliplatin is a platinum-based alkylating drug that kills cancer cells by causing DNA damage and preventing the DNA from being duplicated, preventing cancer cells and other rapidly proliferating cells from replicating and dying.

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection Use

  • Advanced rectal cancer
  • Advanced colon cancer

 

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection – The Benefits 

In treating colorectal cancer/cancer of the colon and rectum

Colorectal cancer, which originates in the colon or rectum, can cause symptoms such as blood in the stool, irregular bowel movements, weight loss, and exhaustion. Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection is used to treat this form of cancer, lowering the chance of further malignant growths (polyps) and colorectal cancer. This drug slows or stops the development of cancer cells and prevents them from multiplying. Despite its efficacy, Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection is extremely harmful. As a result, it’s critical to explore the risks and advantages with your doctor. It is best to avoid alcohol and smoking throughout this therapy and to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection – A Usage Guide

This medication will be administered to you by your doctor or nurse. Please do not self-administer.

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection – Side Effects

Most side effects are usually not serious enough to need medical attention, and they usually go away as your body gets used to the medication. However, if they persist or cause you concern, consult your doctor.

 Common Side Effects

  • Allergic Reactions
  • Anemia
  • Breathing Problems
  • Bruising
  • Chest Pain
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling Faint
  • Fever
  • Gas
  • Hair Loss
  • Infection
  • Injury
  • Itching
  • Low Blood Counts
  • Mouth Sores
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Tingling
  • Vomiting

[Note: Different drugs can cause varying side effects. To get accurate information about a medication’s specific side effects, refer to the official prescribing information for that medication or consult with your healthcare provider.]

Drug interactions

  • Cisapride
  • Dronedarone
  • Pimozide
  • Thioridazine
  • Aspirin and aspirin-like medications
  • Certain medications that treat or prevent blood clots, such as warfarin, apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban
  • Cisplatin
  • Cyclosporine
  • Diuretics
  • Medications for infection, such as acyclovir, adefovir, amphotericin B, bacitracin, cidofovir, foscarnet, ganciclovir, gentamicin, pentamidine, vancomycin
  • NSAIDs, medications for pain and inflammation, such as ibuprofen or naproxen
  • Other medications that cause heart rhythm changes
  • Pamidronate
  • Zoledronic acid

 

Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection – A Guide to Safety 

Alcohol

Unsafe

Drinking alcoholic beverages should be avoided while taking this medication.  You should talk to your doctor about it.

Pregnancy

Consult Your Doctor 

Do not take this medication while pregnant, as it can cause serious birth defects if taken during pregnancy and for 9 months after the last dose. A negative pregnancy test is required before starting this medication. A reliable form of contraception is recommended while taking this medication and for 9 months after the last dose.

Breastfeeding

Unsafe

Breastfeeding should be avoided while taking this medication and for 3 months after the last dose.

Driving

Consult Your Doctor

If you have dizziness, nausea, vomiting, vision problems, or other neurological symptoms, do not drive or operate machinery.

Liver 

Caution

If you have liver disease or abnormal liver function, notify your doctor before beginning treatment with Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dosage.

Kidney 

Safe If Prescribed

In patients with severe renal disease, Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection should be used with caution. Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection dosage adjustments might be required. Please consult your doctor.

There is not much information on these patients’ use of Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection. It is advised that patients with mild to moderate kidney disease not change their dosage.

Fact Box

Chemical Group

Platinum analog

Addictive

No

Medication Class

Antineoplastics

Action Class/Category

Alkylating agent

Swift Advice

During Oxaliplatin treatment, it’s important to take certain precautions:

  • Steer clear of cold temperatures and objects. If you must be outdoors in the cold, cover your skin, mouth, and nose.
  • Peripheral neuropathy, characterized by numbness in fingers and toes, might occur after multiple doses. Discuss this with your healthcare provider.
  • Ensure regular bowel movements by following your healthcare provider’s guidance, which might include a stool softener to prevent constipation caused by Oxaliplatin.
  • For relief from fever, headache, or body aches, acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be helpful, but consult your doctor before taking them.
  • Protect yourself from sun exposure by using SPF 15 (or higher) sunblock and wearing protective clothing.
  • It’s generally advised to avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. Discuss this with your doctor for personalized guidance.
  • Prioritize plenty of rest and maintain a nutritious diet to support your overall health during treatment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin Injection

Q1: 1. What does Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection treat?

A: Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection is used to treat colon and rectal cancer and is classified as a platinum-based antineoplastic agent.

Q2. Who should avoid Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection?

A: If you have severe kidney problems, low blood cell counts, tingling and numbness in your fingers, or you are allergic to Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection or any of its components, you should avoid using this product.

Q3. Can one father a child while using Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection?

A: It is advised to refrain from fathering a child both during and for six months following treatment. Before beginning Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection, male patients should seek advice on sperm preservation and use effective contraceptives during this time.

Q4. Is driving possible while using Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection?

A: Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, vision issues, and other neurological symptoms may occur when taking Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection. During treatment, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q5. Can vaccinations be administered while using Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection?

A: Avoid getting “attenuated” or “live” vaccines, such as the yellow fever vaccine, as they can seriously harm your immune system. Prior to taking this medication along with vaccinations, always get medical advice.

Q6. Is it safe for pregnant individuals to handle Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection?

A: Oxitan 100mg Oxaliplatin  Injection contains cytotoxic agents; therefore, pregnant women should not handle it.