What is Cisplatin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: BEP protocol Bortezomib-thalidomide-dexamethasone-cisplatin-doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide-etoposide (VTD-PACE) Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cisplatin (DCEP) Dexamethasone-thalidomide-cisplatin-doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide-etoposide (DT-PACE) EP protocol

Cisplatin is an anticancer chemotherapy drug that is used to treat bladder cancer and metastatic testicular and ovarian cancers. It is used for many other cancers including head and neck, breast, gastric, cervical, prostate, lung, lymphomas, sarcomas, myeloma, melanoma, and osteosarcoma.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cervical cancer 5 5
Esophageal cancer 3 0
Ovarian cancer 2 0
Pleural mesothelioma 2 0
Testicular cancer 2 1
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
15
Mild
1
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cisplatin

Side effect Patients
Nausea 6
Fatigue 3
Blood in stool 1
Bowel urgency 1
Chronic fatigue 1
Diabetes type 2 1

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Why patients stopped taking Cisplatin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 12
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Cisplatin

Duration

Stopped taking Cisplatin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 9
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1 patient evaluation for Cisplatin

Jul 14, 2014 (Started Mar 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breast cancer)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Had a very positive effect on RA. Enough that I could stop taking pain meds.

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