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Carboplatin

Also known as Paraplatin

Carboplatin, or cis-Diammine(1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylato)platinum(II) (trade names Paraplatin and Paraplatin-AQ) is a chemotherapy drug used against some forms of cancer (mainly ovarian carcinoma, lung, head and neck cancers). It was introduced in the late 1980s and has since gained popularity in clinical treatment due to its vastly reduced side-effects compared to its parent compound cisplatin. Cisplatin and carboplatin belong to the group of platinum-based antineoplastic agents, and interact with DNA to interfere with DNA repair.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $181.6 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed carboplatin to treat lung cancer, metastatic cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take carboplatin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking carboplatin most commonly experience side effects like anemia, nausea, and vomiting.

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