A 35-year-old member asked:
Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?
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Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 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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Last updated Jul 8, 2014
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