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Regimen Information

For Cisplatin + Captosar, including Side Effects

Cisplatin + Captosar

Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer

How Cisplatin + Captosar chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Cisplatin + Captosar for the treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Cisplatin + Camptosar (Irinotecan) is used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer.


  • Risk of Infection

  • Anemia

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea & Vomiting

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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 Ruth I C.

Anemia, but I have been anemic all of my life it is just worse right now. I had a transfusion, and missed 3 out of nine due to low blood counts. Tired all of the time, and when I get tired I lay down and take a nap. I feel blessed as I have not been sick just tired mostly and short of breath once in a while.

  • Thu Apr 17, 2014

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

Other chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer:

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