Cisplatin Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Cisplatin?

You should not take cisplatin if you:
  • Are allergic to cisplatin, any other platinum drugs, or any of the inactive components used to make cisplatin. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have significant bleeding or severe bone marrow depression. Your blood counts must "recover" before starting or continuing with cisplatin.
  • Already have kidney damage.
  • Already have hearing loss.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this drug should not be taken, as well as several safety issues people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the cisplatin warnings and precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.
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