What is FOLFOX regimen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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The chemotherapy regimen Folfox includes folinic acid, Fluorouracil , and Oxaliplatin. Dosing guidelines for chemotherapy protocols will vary by stage of disease and are determined by an oncology specialist based on the individual needs of the patient.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

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Perceived effectiveness
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of FOLFOX regimen

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Mild
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with FOLFOX regimen

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Hospitalization
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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Taking FOLFOX regimen (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Course of treatment ended
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Reason
Not indicated
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Duration

Currently Taking FOLFOX regimen
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0-1 month
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1-3 months
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3-6 months
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6 months-1 year
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1-2 years
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2 years or more
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Stopped Taking FOLFOX regimen
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0-1 month
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1-3 months
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3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
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Duration
1-2 years
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2 years or more
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Adherence


Always
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Never taken as prescribed
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Burden


Very hard to take
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Somewhat hard to take
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A little hard to take
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Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0%
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$100-199
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0%
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$50-99
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0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
Cost per month
< $25
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100%
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Not specified
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What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking FOLFOX regimen and switched to:
Treatment name(s)
FOLFIRI regimen
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1
Treatment name(s)
Irinotecan (Camptosar)
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1 patient evaluation for FOLFOX regimen

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Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 62
Condition: Colon Cancer
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g
I have:
Colon Cancer

See walksalot's full FOLFOX regimen history

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Nov 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Colon Cancer)
  • Side Effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: FOLFOX is 5-flourourocil (5-FU), leukovorin, and oxaliplatin. I got it by I/V over two hours and then wore a pump with 95ml of 5-FU for 48 hours, every two weeks. Oxaliplatin causes cold-induced acute peripheral neuropathy, along with other possible side-effects. It also has a dose-limiting toxicity resulting in long-term numbness/tingling in hands and feet. My doc stopped the oxaliplatin after treatment 10 of 12. Result has been poor balance (can't feel feet) and bad fine motor control (tying shoes, buttoning shirt).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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