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Kemocarb 150 mg / 15 ml injection

Brand: Atco

Prescription Prescription Required

Kemocarb 150 mg / 15 ml injection is composed of Carboplatin (150 mg )

Carboplatin is a platinum-containing chemotherapy medicine, which belongs to the alkylating agents group of medicines. It is used to treat various cancers. It prevents growth of cancerous cells by damaging their DNA that aids in its proliferation.            


How To Use

  • It is given via injection into a vein over a duration of at least 15 minutes.
  • It should only be given by a health care professional.

Expert Advice

  • It should only be given by a healthcare professional.
  • Blood cells should be monitored closely.
  • Do not double the dose.
  • In case of any allergic reaction consult your doctor immediately.
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke while taking this medicine.

Primary Uses

Ovarian cancer


Carboplatin is indicated for treating various cancers such as, ovarian, lung, endometrium (lining of uterus), esophageal, breast, head and neck, bladder, cervical, osteogenic sarcoma etc.

Side Effects

Some patients might experience stomach upset, Neurologic toxicity (toxic substances in nervous system), Myelosuppression (decreased bone marrow activity), or Nephrotoxicity (toxic substances effecting kidney function). Please consult your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.



Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.


Research suggests that this medicine should be avoided by women who are breastfeeding.


It may cause blurred vision or dizziness. Hence, driving should be avoided while taking carboplatin if you experience any of these symptoms.


Patients with impaired liver function should consult their doctor before using carboplatin.


Patients with impaired renal (kidney) function should consult their doctor before using carboplatin.


Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while taking carboplatin.


As a precaution please monitor peripheral blood counts, renal (kidney) and neurological (brain) function to be monitored closely.


Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have severe renal (kidney) impairment, myelosuppression (decreased bone marrow activity), or severe allergy to platinum components or mannitol.


What is carboplatin used for?

It is used in the treatment of various cancers, like ovarian, head and neck, lungs cancer, etc.

What are the most common side effects of this medicine?

Nausea, vomiting, lethargy and mild infections are very common side effects of this medicine, that go away go once you stop using it.

Can I self-administer this medicine?

No, you cannot. Carboplatin is strictly advised to be administered under the supervision of a medical facilitator only.

What should be done about the inflammation of the mouth that usually follows the administration of this medicine?

This is a temporary effect and will go away once you stop using the medicine. Meanwhile, you are advised to avoid spicy and acidic food.

When does this drug start showing its effect?

With consistent application, it would take few weeks or even more than a month for the effects to show.

Is it safe for the use of a lactating mother?

No, it is not. Traces of this medicine are found in breast milk.


Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.


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