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Drug or Toxic Substance:
oxaliplatin
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Description

Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer. It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which stops them from spreading. Oxaliplatin is usually given in combination with other chemotherapy drugs.

Common side effects of oxaliplatin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, hair loss, and a decrease in white blood cells. Other more serious side effects may include nerve damage, kidney damage, and an increased risk of infection.

Brand names associated with oxaliplatin include Eloxatin, Oxal, and Oxplat.

Classifications
  • antineoplastic
  • platinum

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