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Why should I avoid cold when taking Eloxatin (oxaliplatin)?

Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) can affect your nerves and increase your sensitivity to cold temperatures. Because of these possible side effects, avoid cold food and drinks while taking this medicine. Avoid exposure to cold weather. Avoid breathing in deeply when outside in cold weather and cover any exposed skin, including your mouth and nose. You may opt to wear gloves when taking things from the refrigerator or freezer or when touching any cool objects.

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