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Interactions

Oxaliplatin/Cold Beverages and Ice

This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug, changing your diet or commencing any course of treatment.

Medical warning:

Very important. A change in your diet, medicine, or dosage may be necessary. Promptly consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How the interaction occurs:

Oxaliplatin can affect how your nerves work. Cold beverages and ice may exacerbate problems with the nerves in your mouth and throat.

What might happen:

You may be very sensitive to cold beverages and ice. Drinking cold beverages or using ice may result in burning, prickling, and spasms in your mouth, tongue, throat, and jaw.

What you should do about this interaction:

Avoid drinking cold beverages and using ice during your oxaliplatin therapy.Contact your healthcare professional (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) for more information.Your healthcare professionals may be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change your medicine or diet before checking with them first.Reference:1.Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) US prescribing information. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC July, 2013.

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