Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Eloxatin

Descriptions


Oxaliplatin injection is given along with other medicines (eg, fluorouracil, leucovorin) to treat advanced cancer of the colon or rectum. It is also used to treat severe colon cancer in patients who have had a surgery.

Oxaliplatin is an antineoplastic agent (cancer medicine). It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution
  • Powder for Solution