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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?

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

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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?

Yes: Used in breast cancer, lymphomas, sometimes myeloma, occasionally ovarian cancer. Probably one of the most common chemotherapy drugs used. ...Read more

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The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia, depression?

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

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What is a cpm/lay midwife?

What is a cpm/lay midwife?

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

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Who should not take cyclophosphamide?

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

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What are the trade names of Cyclophosphamide?

Cyclophosphamide: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) & Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) Lyophilized

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Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) effect -- does it help?

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

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What is the difference between a cnm and a cpm? Which type of midwife is more trained?

What is the difference between a cnm and a cpm? Which type of midwife is more trained?

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

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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?

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?

No: We have gotten away from giving cough medicine to children because they don't work codiene has too many side effects that may affect a 5 year olds breathing, dry out his secretions making it more difficult to expectorate, constipate him and make him dizzy among other things. ...Read more

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Is cyclophosphamide good to reduce tumor?

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

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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune disorders, such as lupus. ...Read more

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How effective is Cyclophosphamide for treating uveitis?

How effective is Cyclophosphamide for treating uveitis?

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

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What side effects are associated with cyclophosphamide?

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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How effective are Cyclophosphamide injections for treating leukemia?

Cyclophosphamide: Cyclophosphamide is beneficial in the treatment of leukemia. ...Read more

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I'm on chemio and my skin is so dry what is the reasons for this? I'm taking cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) thank you

I'm on chemio and my skin is so dry what is the reasons for this? I'm taking cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) thank you

Dry skin and Chemo: Chemotherapy destroys The Bad and the Good cells in the skin. It also depletes the ability of your follicles to produce sebum (natural moisturizer). you can try Lac-Hydrin lotion over the counter for skin rehydration. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for Cyclophosphamide?

Cyclophosphamide: Yes, cyclophosphamide is a prescription medication.

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Can pregnant women take Cyclophosphamide?

Cyclophosphamide: Cyclophosphamide is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk). ...Read more

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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) used for lupus?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) used for lupus?

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. ...Read more

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How effective is Cyclophosphamide for treating lupus?

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

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How long it is safe to give, low dose cyclophosphamide, in pemphigus?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Perhaps: Sometimes a lingering cough may occur for several weeks after a cold. If he is improving day by day, you can probably wait. If he is not improving or getting worse (sputum turns green and brown etc), you need to bring him to a doctor. ...Read more

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How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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