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What is one unique side effect of oxaliplatin?

What is one unique side effect of oxaliplatin?

Oxaliplatin may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.

How long do oxaliplatin side effects last?

Peripheral Neuropathy (Numbness or Tingling in the Hands and/or Feet) This medication can cause two types of neuropathy, which are caused by damage to nerves. The first type tends to occur within 1-2 days of receiving the medication, tends to resolve within 2 weeks, and can reoccur with subsequent doses.

How long does it take to recover from oxaliplatin?

Using clinical grading scales, oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy has been characterized as completely reversible within 6 months [3, 5, 31], with the majority of patients experiencing improvement or recovery within 1 month [1, 2].

Do chemo side effects get worse with each treatment?

The effects of chemo are cumulative. They get worse with each cycle. My doctors warned me: Each infusion will get harder. Each cycle, expect to feel weaker.

How do you feel after oxaliplatin?

Oxaliplatin Infusion Related Side Effects: The feeling of difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, jaw spasm, abnormal tongue sensation and feeling of chest pressure. This has been reported rarely (<5%). It generally starts within hours of Oxaliplatin infusion and often occurs upon exposure to cold.

How toxic is oxaliplatin?

Overviewof Toxicity With Oxaliplatin Therapy [7,8] The oxaliplatin dose was 130 mg/m2every 3 weeks. Among the most common toxicities seen in these trials weregastrointestinal side effects such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, andhematologic toxicities such as neutropenia and thrombocytopenia.

Which day after chemo is the hardest?

For most people the side effects were worst in the first few days after treatment, then they gradually felt better until the next treatment. Some said the effects were worse with each successive treatment. Most side effects don’t persist and disappear within a few weeks after the end of treatment.

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