Carboplatin belongs to the group of medicines also called alkylating agents. Its purpose is to treat cancer of the ovaries. It might also be used to treat other types of cancer, as determined by your doctor. Carboplatin intermeddles with the growth of cancer cells, which ultimately are destroyed.
Since the growth of normal body cells might also be affected by carboplatin, other effects also will happen. Some of these might be severe and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects might not be severe but might cause concern.
Some effects might not happen until months or years after the medicine is used. Before you start treatment with carboplatin, you and your doctor must talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Carboplatin should only be administered by your doctor or under his direct supervision.
The product is available in the following dosing forms:
- Powder for Solution