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who should not take cyclophosphamide?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cyclophosphamide: "“Cyclophosphamide is contraindicated in patients who have a history of severe hypersensitivity reactions to it, any of its metabolites, or to other components of the product. Possible cross-sensitivity with other alkylating agents can occur. Cyclophosphamide is contraindicated in patients with urinary outflow obstruction.” See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=591d9955-3d9

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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?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) effect -- does it help?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide): Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is one type of drug that has been used widely to treat different problems such as - rheumatological problem , blood disorder and different kind of cancer- blood and solid cancer. Yes, it is an effective treatment -if it is used in appropriate setting. For furthe info regarding Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) - open this link: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682080.Html.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are most severe side effects of cytoxan (cyclophosphamide)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide): Open this link: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682080.Html if any concern, see and discuss with your md in detail.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
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.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) used for lupus?

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Dr. John Goldman
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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