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Regimen Information

For FLOX, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Colon Cancer

How FLOX chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

FLOX for the treatment of Colon Cancer

FLOX is the acronym for a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of colon cancer.

Drugs in the FLOX combination:

F = Fluorouracil

L = Leucovorin

OX = Oxaliplatin

Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.


  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Risk of Infection

  • Diarrhea

  • Mouth Sores

For more information, see the 'Expert Resources' tab below.

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.

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What were the specific side effects that you experienced while taking this medication? How did you manage them?

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Hi, I'm deco130

Today was my first chemo I am on a 6 week cycle by 6 so I am a novice

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

Other chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of Colon Cancer:

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