Oxaliplatin is an antineoplastic. It works by killing cancer cells and slowing tumor growth.
Oxaliplatin is used for treating advanced cancer of the colon or rectum in certain patients. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.
Constipation; decreased appetite; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; hair loss; headache; heartburn; hiccups; increased tear production; mild stomach pain; muscle or joint pain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions; blood in the urine; calf or leg pain, swelling, redness, or tenderness; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain or pressure; confusion, slurred speech, or one-sided weakness; cough; coughing up blood; excessive or unusual sweating; fainting; fast heartbeat; flushing; hearing loss; loss of coordination; mental or mood changes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.