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Carboplatin

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Anna Hollis

Synonym(s): Paraplatin


Introduction

Name

  • Carboplatin.

Class of drug

  • Platinum compound antineoplastic agent.
  • Alkylating type agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • (SP-4-2)-Diammine[1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylato(2-)-O,O']platinum; 1, 1-cyclobutanedicarboxylic acid platinum complex.

Molecular formula

  • C6H12N2O4Pt.

Molecular weight

  • 371.25 g/mol.

Physical properties

  • White crystals.
  • Soluble in water.

Storage requirements

  • Room temperature and protected from light.
  • Reconstituted solutions at 1 mg/ml are stable for 24 h at room temperature and 5 days in refrigerator.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used intralesionally for the treatment of sarcoids Sarcoid and other cutaneous masses in horses.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Knottenbelt D, Patterson-Kane J & Snalune K (2014) Clinical Equine Oncology. Elsevier, UK.
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