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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 if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, severe vomiting or diarrhea, numbness or tingling, flu symptoms, wheezing, trouble breathing, chest pain, slow heart rate, weak or shallow breathing (breathing may stop).
What should I avoid while using oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
Avoid cold temperatures and cold objects, including ice, cold drinks, and skin exposure to cold temperatures.
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses. Contact your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Oxaliplatin can cause side effects that may impair your vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)?
Before you receive oxaliplatin, tell your doctor if you also take a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).
There may be other drugs that can interact with oxaliplatin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about oxaliplatin.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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