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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

Dr. Carole Miller
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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 throughout 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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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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Is cyclophosphamide good to reduce tumor?

While these agents: (alkylators) were the standfast drugs from the 1960s, 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 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 before taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxan leave your body?

How long before taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxan leave your body?

Short periods: Both of these drugs are metabolized over a short period. They are greater than 99% metabolized (removed) from the body within 5-7 days of administration. ...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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What is your opinion on Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) for treatment of scleritis?

What is your opinion on Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) for treatment of scleritis?

It depends on why.: Scleritis is inflammation of the white of your eye. It can be associated with other autoimmune conditions. It is usually treated with mild anti-inflammatory medications. For severe scleritis, Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) might be used. This is a strong immune-suppressing drug that is also a type of chemotherapy. I notice you take methotrexate, which is similar to Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide). Ask your doctor about taking both. ...Read more

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

No firm rule.: Cyclophosphamide carries a risk of causing cancer. Bladder cancers and leukemia would be the most common. The risk is related to dose and duration of treatment. Case reports suggest treatment after 4-5 years may be more dangerous. If the drug is effective, the benefit may outweigh the risk, but concern should be raised if the tratment lasts more than 1-2 years. ...Read more

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I've been feeling very tired and drained can it be from cytoxan (cyclophosphamide)?

Maybe: The severity of side effects of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) depend on the dosage, and include anemia, low WBC, nausea, poor appetite, hair loss, etc. Certainly it will cause fatigue with exertion if you are anemic. In low doses, which I assume you are taking for SLE, it is better tolerated, but still you should be monitored. There are many other causes of fatigue. Talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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My doctor is putting me on monthly cyclophosphamide (cytoxan) via iv. What am I to expect?

My doctor is putting me on monthly cyclophosphamide (cytoxan) via iv. What am I to expect?

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. ...Read more

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Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Porbably not: The combination of chemotherapy is dependent on the disease being treated. The drugs you mention are not generally given in combination together. ...Read more

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Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) and leucovorin be taken together?

The Drugs.Com: Drug interaction checker did not show any significant interactions between leucovorin, Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) & Fludara (fludarabine). ...Read more

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My rheuma said I might have ild, I have sle as well. What meds is better: benlysta (belimumab) or cytoxan?

For: Active sle Benlysta (belimumab) targets disease well and has lesser toxic profile. This drug though is no recc. For type 4 nephritis, where Cytoxan would help. ...Read more

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