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Carboplatin is a medicine used to treat certain types of cancer. (Examples include: brain tumors, neuroblastoma, sarcomas.)
Carboplatin will be given by IV infusion in the hospital.
The dose of carboplatin may need to be adjusted based on how well your child's kidneys are working.
Hearing may be affected by this medication. Therefore, hearing tests will be performed prior to treatment with this medication and at specified intervals during treatment.
Blood tests will be performed to monitor the amount of potassium, calcium and magnesium in your child's blood. Supplements may be required to replace these electrolytes.
For additional information on this or any Health Topic, please call the Family Resource Center, 513-636-7606, or your pediatrician.
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