Carboplatin is a chemotherapy drug that is often given to patients who suffer from ovarian cancer. It can also be used to combat other types of cancer such as lung cancer, bladder cancer or breast cancer. This drug is injected intravenously and works by inhibiting cancer cells’ ability to divide.
Carboplatin can interfere with normal cell division as well as cancer cell division. This can cause patients to feel weak or unwell. Carboplatin patients often suffer from nausea and vomiting. They also may lose their hair and experience changes in their ability to taste. Some patients experience abnormally high magnesium levels. Patients may also experience a severe allergic reaction immediately after receiving the drug.