A 35-year-old member asked:
is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: Used in breast cancer, lymphomas, sometimes myeloma, occasionally ovarian cancer. Probably one of the most common chemotherapy drugs used.
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Yes, cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is: A widely used drug, both in the oncology setting and to regulate immune system dysfunction by many subspecialists. It belongs to a class of drugs known as oxazophosphorines and acts as an alkylating agent. It should be used with caution. P
characteristic side effect is hemorrhagic cystitis when given at high doses, and also carries a risk of secondary malignancies, especially myeloid leukemia.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
My doctor is putting me on monthly cyclophosphamide (cytoxan) via iv. What am I to expect?
5 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Bariatrics 41 years experience
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide): Hi,
cytoxan is considered a chemotherapeutic agent that is sometimes uses in cycles to treat malignancies. Since I do not know what the physician is treating, it is difficult to know whether you are getting a high dose for a short time or a low dose. Please consult your oncologist re; what are the typical side effects for your treatment. I can give you a better ans, with more info.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) effect -- does it help?
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Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Rephrase: Please rephrase your question. In it's current form, it is not clear what the question is.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What are most severe side effects of cytoxan (cyclophosphamide)?
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Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What are more common side effects of cytoxan (cyclophosphamide)?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Nausea, vomiting: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) can be given orally or intravenously at various different dosage ranges. Nausea and vomiting are probaly the most common side-effects. Abdominal pain can occur sometimes when given orally. Hair loss, drop in blood counts, fatigue, loss of appetite, discoloration of the skin are not uncommon. High doses can irritate the urinary bladder and can cause blood in the urine.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) used for lupus?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is used to treat some of the manifestations of lupus. Most commonly this can be involvement of organs such as the brain, kidneys etc.
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