Carboplatin Drug Interactions

Carboplatin Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when carboplatin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
Carboplatin and aminoglycoside antibiotics are known to cause hearing loss or kidney damage. Taking them together may increase the risk of these problems. However, in some situations, the benefits of using these medications together may outweigh the possible risk.
 
Docetaxel
Combining docetaxel with carboplatin can increase the risk of dangerous side effects, particularly problems with bone marrow and blood cells. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using these medications together. Giving the docetaxel first and the carboplatin second may help limit such problems.
 
Leflunomide
Taking leflunomide and carboplatin together may increase the risk of dangerously low blood counts. Check with your healthcare provider before combining these medications.
 
Live Vaccinations
Because chemotherapy medications (including carboplatin) can suppress the immune system, it is generally best to avoid live vaccinations while receiving chemotherapy treatment.
 
Natalizumab
Combining carboplatin with natalizumab may increase the risk of serious infections. In general, this combination should be avoided.
 
Paclitaxel (Onxol, Taxol)
Taking paclitaxel with carboplatin can increase the risk of dangerous side effects, particularly problems with bone marrow and blood cells. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using these medications together. Giving the paclitaxel first and the carboplatin second may help limit such problems.
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