Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 3, 2022.
PLATINOL-AQ is administered by slow intravenous infusion. PLATINOL-AQ SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN BY RAPID INTRAVENOUS INJECTION.
Note: Needles or intravenous sets containing aluminum parts that may come in contact with PLATINOL-AQ should not be used for preparation or administration. Aluminum reacts with PLATINOL-AQ, causing precipitate formation and a loss of potency.
Metastatic Testicular Tumors
The usual PLATINOL-AQ dose for the treatment of testicular cancer in combination with other approved chemotherapeutic agents is 20 mg/m2 IV daily for 5 days per cycle.
Metastatic Ovarian Tumors
The usual PLATINOL-AQ dose for the treatment of metastatic ovarian tumors in combination with cyclophosphamide is 75 to 100 mg/m2 IV per cycle once every four weeks (DAY 1).
The dose of cyclophosphamide when used in combination with PLATINOL-AQ is 600 mg/m2 IV once every 4 weeks (DAY 1).
For directions for the administration of cyclophosphamide, refer to the cyclophosphamide package insert.
In combination therapy, PLATINOL-AQ and cyclophosphamide are administered sequentially.
As a single agent, PLATINOL-AQ should be administered at a dose of 100 mg/m2 IV per cycle once every four weeks.
Advanced Bladder Cancer
PLATINOL-AQ should be administered as a single agent at a dose of 50 to 70 mg/m2 IV per cycle once every 3 to 4 weeks depending on the extent of prior exposure to radiation therapy and/or prior chemotherapy. For heavily pretreated patients an initial dose of 50 mg/m2 per cycle repeated every 4 weeks is recommended.
Pretreatment hydration with 1 to 2 liters of fluid infused for 8 to 12 hours prior to a PLATINOL-AQ dose is recommended. The drug is then diluted in 2 liters of 5% Dextrose in 1/2 or 1/3 normal saline containing 37.5 g of mannitol, and infused over a 6- to 8-hour period. If diluted solution is not to be used within 6 hours, protect solution from light. Do not dilute PLATINOL-AQ in just 5% Dextrose Injection. Adequate hydration and urinary output must be maintained during the following 24 hours.
A repeat course of PLATINOL-AQ should not be given until the serum creatinine is below 1.5 mg/100 mL, and/or the BUN is below 25 mg/100 mL. A repeat course should not be given until circulating blood elements are at an acceptable level (platelets ≥100,000/mm3, WBC ≥4000/mm3). Subsequent doses of PLATINOL-AQ should not be given until an audiometric analysis indicates that auditory acuity is within normal limits.
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