What do you know about Cisplatin powder for injection?


When administering cisplatin powder for injection:
1 it should be reconstituted with water for injection
2 it should be given over 6–8 h
3 the infusion fluid used is Ringer’s solution

ONE or MORE of the responses is (are) correct. Decide which of the responses is
(are) correct. Then choose:
A if 1, 2 and 3 are correct
B if 1 and 2 only are correct
C if 2 and 3 only are correct
D if 1 only is correct
E if 3 only is correct


  1. The answer is B and David Oduntan is the winner.
    Cisplatin is a platinum compound that is used alone or in combination therapy
    for the treatment of testicular, lung, cervical, bladder, head and neck and
    ovarian cancer. It is administered intravenously and is available as powder
    for injection. The powder formulation should be reconstituted with water for
    injections to produce a 1 mg/mL solution. Subsequently it is diluted into 2 L
    sodium chloride 0.9% or sodium chloride and glucose solution. The infusion
    is given over 6–8 h.


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