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Updated: January 27, 2008

Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin for Injection)

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Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapy drug that kills cancer cells. It's used to treat colorectal cancer and can be administered by itself or with other chemotherapy drugs. Oxaliplatin is sold under the brand name Eloxatin.

For more detailed information about oxaliplatin, please visit the oxaliplatin information page.

Related Research: If you'd like basic information about each type of drug used in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, please take a look at the Colorectal Cancer Drug Index.

Source: Drug Finder: Oxaliplatin. About.com. 27 Aug. 2002. Accessed 28 Jan. 2008 [http://drugsaz.about.com/od/drugs/oxaliplatin.htm].
Also Known As: Eloxatin

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