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Karplat 450 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Carboplatin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Karplat 450 MG Injection is an anti-cancer agent that interferes and slows down the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the cancer cells from spreading in the body. It is used in the process of chemotherapy for many cancers including ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, brain cancer, and neuroblastoma.

The side effects include hypersensitivity, anorexia, tumor, dehydration, hypersensitivity, hypotension, etc. It is advised that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding must consult doctor before using this drug.

You are advised not to take this medication if you:

  • Suffer from a liver disease
  • Take other medicines like clozapine, vancomycin, atorvastatin, or live vaccines
  • Suffer from a kidney disease
  • Have allergic reactions to Karplat 450 MG Injection
  • Have a weak immune system
  • Are breastfeeding a baby
  • Have received carboplatin in the past

Close monitoring of blood cells counts and kidney function is important, so every dosage should be taken under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is given in multiple cycles. It is important to receive the every scheduled dose on time and in the correct prescribed amount.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problem:

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Vomiting

  • Nausea

  • Urticaria

  • Dehydration

  • Pneumonia

  • Infections

  • Haemorrhage

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Visual Disturbances

  • Bronchospasm

  • Asthenia

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 4 hours after intravenous injection.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Karplat 450 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    It is advised not to miss any dose. If you missed any dose, you should contact your doctor immediately.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • India

  • United States

  • Japan

This medicine is a platinum-containing compound. It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells by inhibiting DNA synthesis. This is achieved by producing intrastrand and interstrand cross-links in DNA.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This drug interacts with phenytoin, fosphenytoin, ciclosporin, etc.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease


    Do not use this medication if you suffer from bleeding tumors, renal impairment, etc.

Ques: What is Karplat 450 MG Injection?

Ans: It is an anti-cancer agent that interferes and slows down the growth of cancer cells.

Ques: How long do I need to use Karplat 450 MG Injection before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Karplat 450 MG Injection?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Karplat 450 MG Injection empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Karplat 450 MG Injection?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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About Karplat 450 MG Injection
What are the uses of Karplat 450 MG Injection
What are the contraindications of Karplat 450 MG Injection ?
What are the side effects of Karplat 450 MG Injection ?
Key highlights of Karplat 450 MG Injection
What are the substitutes for Karplat 450 MG Injection ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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What are the interactions of Karplat 450 MG Injection ?
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