Understanding Potential Side Effects of Cisplatin
Cisplatin, sometimes referenced by the brand name Platinol® or the acronym CDDP, is a chemotherapy drug that was regarded as the most revolutionary breakthrough in cancer treatment when it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1978. It belongs to a group of drugs known as alkylating agents which are used to slow the progress of rapidly dividing cells.
As with most drugs, there is a risk of certain side effects with cisplatin. While not every mesothelioma patient will experience all of the potential side effects, and the severity of the side effects will vary from one patient to the next, it is important that patients are aware of what they are.
The following is a list of the most common cisplatin side effects:
- Loss of appetite or ability to taste food
- Hair loss
- Minor hearing impairment
- Blurred vision or other vision issues
- Possible kidney damage
- Decrease in bone marrow function/anemia
- Development of secondary cancers
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In an effort to give clients easy access to the information they are seeking about mesothelioma treatment, we have provided these pages as a place for you to start. Use the links below to learn more about the cisplatin.
Always consult with your doctor and/or oncologist before beginning any chemotherapy treatment regimen.
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