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I've started cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) for my lupus, for the past week my ovaries hurt can that be from the medication?
Rarely: cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) as an alkylating agent is known to cause premature ovarian failure. It also helps to reduce suppressor cell activity and does affect disorders such as lupus. Most pain occurring in ovaries result from rupture of follicular cysts and blood affecting the peritoneal surfaces in the pelvis. Direct affect causing ovarian pain would be unusual. ...Read more
The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia, depression?
Chemo and cancer: Dealing with cancer and its treatment is not something easy to do in many cases. Not only it is affecting your physical condition, emotionally, you can also develop anxiety, depressed mood, depression etc through out the battle. The chemo themselves do not give you insomnia. However, steroids are given prior to chemo, and this can cause insomnia. Depression/anxiety cause insomnia too. ...Read more
A CPM midwife: Is a certified profesional midwife, if u plan to use a midwife make sure the midwife has had the proper training at a good school and is certified and has a good doctor backup because midwives do normal svds they cannot do csections and they should not be handling complications of pregnancy!, there are many good midwives and some that have not been properly trained, do not deliver at home! ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Different training: Cnm have a degree in nursing in addition to midwifery. Their training seems more geared towards in-hospital settings. Cpm do not have a degree in nursing, but do have training in midwifery. ...Read more
My nephew 5yrs old child f weight 24kgs sufferin from wet cough. I gav her syp rexcof 4ml bd which contains codine phosph 10mg n cpm 4mg. Is t ok?
While these agents: (alkylators) were the standfast drugs from the 1960's, their main role now is in very high doses prior to bone marrow or stem cell transplants. They reduce some cancers, particularly lymphoma and perhaps breast cancer, but the class is limited by marrow toxicity, resistance, and late effects. It can reduce some tumors, very few, but is usless in many. ...Read more
Good, but....: PredForte is considered first line. Serious uveitis is best treated the Himira or Enbrel (etanercept) like TNF-alpha inhibitors. Cyclophosphamide works as do other immunosuppressants! Keep in mind that chronic, recurrent uveitis can lead to glaucoma and is associated with a number of rheumatic diseases: sarcoidosis, spondylitis, Reiter's, psoriatic arthritis, etc! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682080.Html
if any concern, see and discuss with your md in detail. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I'm on chemio and my skin is so dry what is the reasons for this? I'm taking cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) thank you
It depends: It's extremely helpful for some cases of lupus kidney disease, has little to offer for other presentations. The whole business of treating lupus is complicated enough that there's room for you to make an informed decision between possible Rx's. In my college days, lupus was often a death sentence; now it tends to be manageable but still difficult. Good luck. ...Read more
Indefinitely: With appropriate monitoring by a physician experienced in using this medication - as long as you need it. Is it working? That's the big question. ...Read more
Can I get both cpm and CBC results back by going to urgent care or do I have to set up an appt for most places?
Just call: The doctor or center where you had them drawn, and they will let you know the procedure for getting the results and your doctor's interpretation of the results. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a ACL and meniscus repair this morning. When could I start using my cpm and working on my motion range?
Depends: Per your surgeon's instructions. All of us use slightly different protocols for rehab. ...Read more
My husband 65yrs had a total knee replacement 1.5 weeks ago. He is co of severe shin pain after using the cpm.
Discuss with your: Doctor. If in pain, it may be too much too handle. ...Read more
Having cough with mucus. Also has runny nose. Given cpm and taximo to him for 6days. Now frequency of cough is 2 to 3 times a day. Do I need to go 2 doc?
How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?
1 hours: Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated. Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent. ...Read more
I had ACL reconstruction on friday and my foot is cold, kind of numb and swollen. I've been moving it when not doing cpm. Should I go back to hospital?
Call Surgeon ASAP: There can be many explanations, but some are serious. If you had a nerve block, residual numbness can be normal. Try loosening the bandages. If the foot remains cold, it could represent an injury to the arteries and should be evaluated quickly. ...Read more
I've proximal tibia fracture and its been 4 months now I'm trying to bend my knee wid cpm machine I've reached 80° but More than tat it pains a lot y?
Stiffness from cast: I assume you leg was immobilized during the healing of your tibia fracture. Any joint that is immobilized for any significant length of time (more than 7-10 days) would get stiff. Physical therapy working on motion after the cast or splint/brace is removed should allow knee to regain essentially full functional motion with time (6-12 weeks). ...Read more