Dosing InformationThe dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your height and weight
- The type of cancer being treated
- How you respond to cisplatin (especially whether you develop dangerous side effects)
- Other medications you may be taking (your particular chemotherapy regimen)
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Cisplatin Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of CisplatinAs with any medicine, cisplatin may cause side effects. Like most forms of chemotherapy, cisplatin is capable of causing serious side effects.
Some of the possible side effects include but are not limited to:
- Kidney damage
- Hearing loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Low levels of a certain type of white blood cell known as neutrophils (neutropenia)
- Low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia).
(Click Cisplatin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsCisplatin can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Cisplatin Drug Interactions).