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What side effects are associated with cyclophosphamide?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Reduction in WBC: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) can be used in two ways. When given in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents such as CMF it has strong tumoricdal effects on the treated lesion such as breast carcinoma. It essentially acts in a similar fashion on DNA the way nitrogen mustard effected tumors in the past. When used in low doses, it is effective in minimizing suppressor T cell activity.

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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.
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What are more common side effects of cytoxan (cyclophosphamide)?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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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