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Oxaliplatin is an anti-cancer (“antineoplastic” or “cytotoxic”) chemotherapy drug. Oxaliplatin is classified as an “alkylating agent.
Oxaliplatin is used with other medications to treat advanced colon or rectal cancer (cancer that begins in the large intestine). Oxaliplatin is also used with other medications to prevent colon cancer from spreading in people who have had surgery to remove the tumor. Oxaliplatin is in a class of medications called platinum-containing antineoplastic agents.