Brand name:- Oxaltero

Generic name:- Oxaliplatin

Manufacturer:- Hetero

Dosage form:- Injection

Strength:- 100mg

Composition:- Oxaliplatin

Packaging:- 1 vial

Indication:- Colorectal cancer

Storage:- Store at room temperature


Oxaltero (Oxaliplatin 100mg) injection is used in the treatment of colorectal cancer. This infusion works by killing cancerous cells and slowing the growth of tumors. This medicine is given in the form of an injection by a doctor or nurse. Take this medicine as prescribed by your medical advisor. Your doctor will decide the exact dosage. Take this medicine according to your doctor’s dosing schedule. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Pharmacodynamics Of Oxaltero (Oxaliplatin)

Oxaliplatin selectively inhibits the synthesis of DNA. Oxaliplatin undergoes nonenzymatic conversion in physiologic solutions to active derivatives via displacement of the labile oxalate ligand. The effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 hours after the intravenous infusion.

Side Effects Of Oxaltero (Oxaliplatin 100mg Injection)

This medicine may cause some serious and unwanted side effects. It requires immediate medical attention otherwise it can also lead to higher risk. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your medical advisor before starting the treatment.

Common Side Effects Of Oxaliplatin 100mg

  • Nausea
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash
  • Low white blood cells
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomatitis
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Low blood platelets
  • Bleeding gums
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Sore throat
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Acidic stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Swelling of eyelids, face.
  • Joint pain
  • Pale skin
  • Change in taste
  • Runny nose
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Pale skin
  • Numbness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Muscle pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Bone pain
  • Indigestion

Note- Immediate medical attention is required if any side effects occur.


Take this injection as prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-administer.  The injection is given as an infusion into your vein by a doctor or nurse.

Missed Dose 

  •  It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss an appointment for a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.


  • In case of an overdose, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment.

Usage Of Oxaltero (Oxaliplatin)

This medicine is used in the treatment of cancer that affects the large intestine of the digestive system. It stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancerous cells. The use of this injection is not recommended in pregnant women and children. Your doctor decides the recommended dose of this medicine according to your medical condition and response to the treatment. Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapy drug that contains platinum. This medicine is also used with other medications to treat cancer. This medicine may decrease your blood count.


Before starting treatment with Oxaltero, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.

  •  Contraception
    • Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Children and adolescents
    • This medicine is not advisable for use in children and adolescents.

Warnings For Female 

  • Pregnancy
    • Oxaltero shouldn’t be used by pregnant women. Oxaliplatin may cause harm to the baby. It is recommended that this medicine should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding
    • This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary. Please consult your medical advisor before starting treatment with this medication.

General Warning And Precautions 

  • This medicine may cause severe kidney injury.
  • Close monitoring of blood cell count is required.
  • This medicine may cause hearing problems.
  • Tingling or burning sensation of hands and feet should be reported to the doctor. Because it may cause some severe nerve damage.
  • This medication may cause lung and liver injury.
  • It may cause some serious skin reactions.
  • Avoid contact with people who have infections.


  • Not safe for pregnant women.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
  • May harm the liver.
  • Do not self-administer this medicine.
  • Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.