Brand name – Oxitan
Generic name – Oxaliplatin
Manufacture – Fresenius Kabi
Strength – 50mg / 25ml
Dosage – Injection
Composition – Oxaliplatin
Indication – Colon and rectum
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Oxitan 50mg Injection
Oxitan 50mg injection is an anticancer medicine that helps to treat colon and rectum cancer (cancer in the large intestine). Oxaliplatin is also used to prevent the spread of colon cancer who had surgery and removed the tumor. Oxaliplatin provides better results only If patients strictly follow the doctor's prescription. If the patient faces any issues after starting treatment rather than those regular days inform your doctor.
Oxitan 50mg Injection belongs to the class of medications called platinum-containing antineoplastic agents and is used in the third stage of cancer. Oxitan shows antitumor activities against colon and rectum cancer and stop or slow down the growth of cancer cell in the patient's body. The benefits of this injection are seen in a few weeks or months if strictly following the doctor's prescription. Oxitan is a very effective injection for the treatment of colon and rectum cancer. However, for patients, it is very important to know the benefits and risks at the beginning of treatment.
Side effects of Oxitan 50mg injection
Oxitan 50mg injection has several side effects, inform the doctor if these symptoms are seen in the patient's body, which are:
- Change in taste
- Nose bleeding
- Difficult in sleeping
- Loss of hair
- Depression dehydration
- Muscle pain
- Muscle cramp
- Pain in legs and arm
- Breathing problem
- Chest and eye pain
- Jaw tightness
- Pin and needle sensation in hand and feet
If the above symptoms are seen in the patient's body, try to immediately consult the doctor for these side effects. Do not try to ignore these symptoms because they may give severe side effects or may damage internal organs permanently or temporally.
Oxitan is taken in injection form as per the doctor's prescription. Oxitan can be taken in the vein only. If patients follow the doctor’s prescription the result will be visible soon. Taking this injection in the wrong way may give you severe side effects.
It is advisable not to miss any dose. In case you miss a dose of Oxitan 50mg injection consult your doctor soon.
In case of overdose, contact your healthcare provider or doctor and they will provide you with medical attention.
Missing or overdosing will impact the overall health of the patients and may also have side effects. So, it is always advisable to follow the prescription of the doctor strictly.
Oxitan 50mg injection may cause reactions in some patients. Therefore, it is advisable to go through complete information about this Injection.
The patients should inform the doctor about the past or current medicines that are taking or taken whether it is prescribed or non-prescribed, herbal, or vitamins. Oxitan may interact with those medicines and furthermore, they will affect the mechanisms.
Pregnant and breastfeeding should not take this medicine, consult the doctor before taking it.
At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions or ongoing if there any.
Q1. Where should I store this injection?
Ans – Store below 30 degrees temperature in a dry place.
Q2. Can I take Oxitan without consulting a doctor?
Ans – Self-medication is strictly prohibited. You are not allowed to take it without consulting the doctor.
Q3. From where I will get the Oxitan 50mg injection?
Ans – You can buy it from Magicine Pharma at an affordable price.
Q4. How long treatment will take with Oxitan?
Ans – It depends upon the stage of cancer and the health of the patients.
Q5. Can I take Oxitan during pregnancy?
Ans – Pregnant women should consult with their doctor first.
Q6. What is an Oxitan 50mg injection?
Ans – The Oxitan injection is used to treat rectum and colon cancer.
Oxitan 50mg injection may interact with other medicines and may cause problems so, it is advised to tell about other medicines you taking, because other medicines may interact with Oxitan and cause problems.
It is mandatory to inform the doctor about problems you have or ever had which are kidney problems, bone marrow problems, blood disorders, and nerve disorders. In other words, at the beginning of the treatment inform the doctor about the medical history.
The patients should consult with the doctor first before consumption of alcohol during treatment.
Oxitan: Drug information available at: https://www.drugs.com/oxaliplatin.html
Oxitan: Drug Uses, mechanism, and Side Effects available at: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-64025/oxaliplatin-intravenous/details