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Trade Names: 

Possible Uses: 
A chemotherapy drug.

Special Notes: 
Derived from the metal platinum. Maintaining adequate fluid intake to help prevent kidney damage, speak to your healthcare provider of how much to take in. Nausea and vomiting can be severe and can be delayed. Notify your healthcare provider if you feel signs and symptoms of infection.

Possible Side Effects: 
Decreased blood counts, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, metallic taste in mouth, mouth sores, tiredness, temporary hair loss, numbness or tingling in hands and feet, loss of potassium and magnesium in blood, ringing in ears, hearing damage, and decreased kidney function. Rarely, allergic type reactions may cause breathing difficulties with swelling of mouth and tongue.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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