• Chemotherapy drugs

    Asked by Caddo on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Chemotherapy drugs

    Has anyone been treated with Traxotere and carboplatin

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      What are your concerns? Those are very popular drugs.

      Of the two, I have received Carboplatin. It needs anti emetic drugs such as Zofran for a few days afterward, since some of its metabolites remain in the body and produce nausea. Zofran should control it, however.

      4 months ago
    • Caddo's Avatar
      Caddo

      Thanks I start tomorrow,trying to be prepared

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I was treated with carboplatin, Alimta and Avastin.

      Good luck tomorrow!!

      4 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      I would advise to carry Zofran 24/7. The moment you sense nausea, consider popping a tab under your tongue. That usually stopped the nausea in 2-3 minutes. But, drink gallons of fluids,as every drug that slows or stops something causes constipation. I mix up powdered, sugar-free drink mixes, as they normally contain sugar alcohols (i.e. sorbitol, mannitol, erythritol etc.) in them cause water to collect in the colon, breaking everything free. The other benefit is that it helps to flush your kidneys post-treatment. Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_alcohol

      4 months ago
    • Caddo's Avatar
      Caddo

      Thanks I'll remember that

      4 months ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hello, I'm an oncology nurse and I think you mean Taxotere which is Docetaxel. Information on both attached below:

      http://chemocare.com/chemotherapy/drug-info/docetaxel.aspx

      http://chemocare.com/chemotherapy/drug-info/carboplatin.aspx

      Best of luck to you.

      4 months ago
    • Caddo's Avatar
      Caddo

      Thanks

      4 months ago

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