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Regimen Information

For Paraplatin, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Ovarian Cancer

How Paraplatin chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Paraplatin for the treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Paraplatin (carboplatin) is a drug used in the treatment of ovarian cancer.


  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Anemia

  • Risk of Infection

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

Hi, I'm Sandra R.

I had 7 carboplatin treatments. Side effects were rather minimal compared to many other treatments. I was very tired and did get some neuropathy in my feet. I am taking B6 for the neuropathy (2X/day, 100 mg.) For the tiredness, I slept a great deal. I think there is some chemo brain/brain fog as well. Important to drink a lot of water pre and post treatment

  • Thu Nov 8, 2012

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Treatment Overview

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