Carboplatin: Side Effects To Watch For
Carboplatin was specifically formulated with a different toxicity profile in an effort to limit the number and severity of potential side effects. Any chemotherapy drug, however, is going to have certain side effects associated with it. In the context of treating mesothelioma, the side effects can vary depending on what other drugs are being used to treat the patient.
While information about many of the side effects associated with carboplatin is known, there is always the chance that new ones will arise. In many cases, a particular side effect will only impact a very small percentage of patients. The information you find here represents the most commonly known side effects of carboplatin. Any unexpected side effect should be discussed with your doctor as soon as possible.
The following are among the known side effects of carboplatin:
- Anemia due to decreased production of blood cells
- Kidney damage
- Nausea and vomiting
- Numbness in the extremities
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Loss of appetite and changes in ability to taste
- Changes in vision and hearing
- Hair loss
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of the feet and ankles
Representing Mesothelioma Victims
At the law firm of Wallace & Graham, P.A., we provide dedicated representation to mesothelioma victims. We understand the impact mesothelioma can have on you and your family. We are committed to seeing that you are fully compensated for the harm you have suffered and any impact it has had on your family.
From our offices in Salisbury, North Carolina, we want to help people find the information they need about mesothelioma and how it is treated. The following links provide additional carboplatin information that you may find helpful.
Always consult with your doctor and/or oncologist before beginning any chemotherapy treatment regimen.
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