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Available by prescription, carboplatin is a drug used to treat ovarian cancer. This chemotherapy medication comes in injectable form and is typically administered by a healthcare provider once every four weeks. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and anemia.
 
Before undergoing chemotherapy, it's important to review carboplatin's safety information with your healthcare provider. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as kidney disease, any infection, or any bleeding) or are taking any other types of medicine, including nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and supplements.
 
(For more information on this chemotherapy drug, click Carboplatin. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how carboplatin works for treating ovarian cancer, what to expect while taking it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)
 
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