Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking carboplatin if you have:
- Any infection
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any bleeding
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Carboplatin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Carboplatin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Carboplatin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Overdose InformationPeople who are given too much carboplatin may develop dangerously low blood counts and liver problems. It is unlikely (though not impossible) for a person to overdose on this medication, as it is given by a healthcare provider.
(Click Carboplatin Overdose to learn more.)
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Carboplatin?If you miss a dose of carboplatin, contact your healthcare provider to set up an appointment for your dose as soon as possible.