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If you have a certain type of colon or rectal cancer, a healthcare provider may prescribe Eloxatin in combination with other chemotherapy drugs. This medicine works to slow down the progression and spread of cancer by preventing cancer cells from multiplying. Some off-label (unapproved) uses for Eloxatin include the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, advanced breast cancer, and esophageal cancer.
What Is Eloxatin Used For?Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) is a prescription medication approved to treat certain types of colon or rectal cancer. It is a "platinum-based" chemotherapy medication, and is used as part of a chemotherapy regimen that includes two other medicines:
- 5-fluorouracil (Adrucil®, Carac®, Efudex®, Fluoroplex®, also known as 5-FU).