Hi, I am worried that my dose of oxaliplatin has been reduced too much. I had quite bad side effects after my first cycle of oxaliplatin with capocitabine. Nausea lasted over a week and peripheral neuropathy lasted the whole 3 weeks. My oncologist suggested that the dose be reduced to 75% but when I checked the strength it has reduced to 60%. Is this still going to be effective? He also changed the antiemetic to palonesteron so I’m not sure if it’s the dose reduction or the new antiemetic that has stopped the nausea this time.
The main side effect I get from capocitabine is a feeling of GI blockage. Hoping that this is GI and not cardio! It seems to be relieved by omeprazole and Gaviscon.