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(KAR boe pla tin)

Brand Names: US

  • Paraplatin

Therapeutic Category

  • Antineoplastic Agent, Alkylating Agent
  • Antineoplastic Agent, Platinum Analog

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

CARBOplatin may be confused with CISplatin, oxaliplatin

Paraplatin may be confused with Platinol

High alert medication:

This medication is in a class the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes among its list of drug classes which have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.

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