Possible Uses:A chemotherapy drug.
Special Notes:Derived from the metal platinum.
Possible Side Effects:Decreased blood counts, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, metallic taste in mouth, mouth sores, temporary hair loss, decreased potassium and magnesium in blood, numbness or tingling in hands and feet, ringing in ears, hearing damage, decreased kidney function. Rarely, allergic type reaction causing breathing difficulties with swelling of mouth and tongue.
Last updated on 02/01/2010