Carboplatin - Side Effects

tfrost Member Posts: 20
edited March 2014 in Lung Cancer #1
My Dad, Stage IV Lung Cancer, had his first treatment Tuesday. He is experiencing nausea. According to the side effects, this should have passed by now. Is this normal?


  • Plymouthean
    Plymouthean Member Posts: 262
    I don't believe that you can put a definite time limit on side effects. Everyone is different, and we all react differently. I was very susceptible to the side effects of Cisplatin/Etoposide. Mynausea lasted about five days after treatment, and then would return occasionally, for no apparent reason. The dose and the individual have everything to do with reaction. Best wishes.
  • ernrol
    ernrol Member Posts: 90
    I was very fortunate I had Carboplatin, Taxol and Tarceva. I had no side effects, but I was told that the third or forth day would be the most likely that I would have nausea because they give you tagament with the chemo that is suppose to work for about 48 hours.
  • dreamer925
    dreamer925 Member Posts: 19
    Hi All...I had carboplatin and taxol. I consider myself one of the lucky ones as I did not get very sick at all. But with the carbo, I found I constantly had that metallic taste in my mouth, and my sense of smell seemed to have magnified by a million, both of which could make me nauseaus. Like plymouthean, I would get that sick feeling a week after they said I would and then it would pass. Also, did they give your dad the nausea medicine? I found if I took it faithfully every day for 4 days after chemo treatment, it prevented it.
    Please tell your dad I am praying for him and keeping him in my thoughts, as I am sure many others here are. (And God Bless you too caretaker!! You deserve so much respect and love!)