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oxaliplatin (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Eloxatin)?

Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your oxaliplatin injection.

What happens if I overdose (Eloxatin)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.

What should I avoid while receiving oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?

Avoid cold temperatures and cold objects, including ice, cold drinks, and skin exposure to cold temperatures.

Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.

This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

What other drugs will affect oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?

Tell your doctor about all medications you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with oxaliplatin. Other drugs may interact with oxaliplatin, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

Where can I get more information?

Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about oxaliplatin.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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