User Reviews for Oxaliplatin
Brand names: Eloxatin
Oxaliplatin has an average rating of 4.8 out of 10 from a total of 4 ratings on Drugs.com. 20% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 60% reported a negative experience.
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For Colorectal Cancer "This is an extremely potent medication when used in combination with 5-Fluorouracil. My mum had a stage IV colorectal cancer which has metastasised into the soft tissue of the lower abdomen causing an ugly skin lesions on the abdomen. After just three cycles of Oxiplatin and 5-FU the lesion completely healed and mum had a substantial reduction in the tumour size and progression rate. The problem with the treatment is the severe side effects mainly reduced white blood count."
For Colorectal Cancer "After four years, severe and chronic peripheral neuropathy persists, particularly in the feet and would seem permanent. I was completely unaware before and when having treatment that this condition could happen post ceasing course of treatment. Unfortunately some days walking becomes extremely painful and is a huge struggle. "
For Colorectal Cancer "I had stage 2 colon cancer with golf ball cancer & micro-invasion of colon wall. Lymph nodes negative. Given 5-FU and Oxaliplatin. Told entire time creatinine and bilirubin good - looking back now 2.5 yrs later I have stage 3 kidney disease. No one ever mentioned GFR. If no one says anything about it to you, make sure you ask. I have yet to determine if my GFR was low prior to chemo, or what decision I would have made about Oxaliplatin but I should have been informed. When asked physician I was always told - it is all good. Had neuropathy too but that's ok.,. I am still cancer free and Praise God."
For Colorectal Cancer "On November 3rd 2017 I had cancer surgery. My cancer was stage 2b. I started chemo in December of that year. I began to have problems with my feet in June of 2018. On February 12th 2021 they finally told me they couldn't do anything for me, and I have a strong case for disability. I had no idea this drug was going to do this to me. I only took 3 rounds of it. I struggle to walk. I understand it takes strong drugs to fight cancer, but had I known I would end up disabled I would've said no to this one. Doctors will not tell you how bad it CAN be. They just told me it affects people differently and that I may NOT experience ANY side effects. This drug may be good at fighting cancer, but it WILL damage your nerves."
"I wanted to put my story out there in hopes that one day it will save someone's life as unfortunately,this drug Oxaliplatin took my father's life.He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer metastasis to lungs in January 2021. His doctor determined that Oxaliplatin was one of the chemo drugs that would be best for his fight against cancer, even though his lungs had existing conditions and were continuing to get worse even before the diagnosis.He was also a heavy smoker of 65 years.Despite all this, even though there were red flags that this drug was not safe for him, his doctor put him on it. He trusted his doc. After one treatment, Oxaliplatin made his lung issues worse and each treatment after that. There was medical evidence since day one, that this chemo drug was destroying his lungs which would put him at risk for pulmonary toxicity. However,his doc said it was fine for him to continue it. After 5 treatments, he ended up in the ER, ICU, then passed away at hospital from pulmonary toxicity."
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