Cisplatin modifies cell cycle by interfering with DNA structure and function. Effects are most prominent during the S phase but cells are killed at all stages. Cisplatin synergises with other anticancer drugs e.g. fluorouracil. It has a narrow therapeutic margin and is highly toxic.
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Metastatic ovarian cancer: As monotherapy: 100 mg/m2 per cycle, given as a single dose infused in 0.9% sodium chloride or glucose once every 4 wk. For combination therapy with cyclophosphamide: 75-100 mg/m2 on day 1 of every 4-wk cycle.
Metastatic testicular tumours: 20 mg/m2 BSA daily for 5 days per cycle.
Advanced bladder cancer: 50-70 mg/m2 per cycle once every 3-4 wk, depending on the extent of prior exposure to radiation and/or chemotherapy treatment. An initial dose of 50 mg/m2 every 4 wk may be used in heavily pre-treated patients.
Usual dosage and schedule: 40 to 120 mg/m2 I.V. on day 1 as infusion every 3 weeks. 15 to 20 mg/m2 I.V. on days 1 to 5 as infusion every 3 to 4 weeks. The usual dose in adults and children when used as single agent therapy is 50-100 mg/m2.