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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Cytoxan (Overview)

Cytoxan is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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For what cancers does chemotherapy with cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) 5-fu help?

For what cancers does chemotherapy with cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) 5-fu help?

Not a standard treat: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and 5-fu jused to be used as first line chemo for breast cancer, but there are much more effacious drugs available now. I would not use these drugs now as first line treatment fofr anything except in special circumstances. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Cytoxan (Overview)

Cytoxan is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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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 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 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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Adriamycin (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide is toxic to what besides heart?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide is toxic to what besides heart?

Many: Side effects of this chemotherapy combination include fatigue, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, finger and toe nail changes, low blood counts. ...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 are most severe side effects of cytoxan (cyclophosphamide)?

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

CPM side effects: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide [cpm]) is an important chemotherapeutic drug used to treat a wide variety of cancers. Severe side effects include hemorrhagic cystitis, bone marrow suppression and the late effect of infertility. ...Read more

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I had 5 chemo treatments of taxotere (docetaxel) 145 mg and 965 mg of cytoxan. How long does it stay in your system?

I had  5 chemo treatments  of taxotere (docetaxel) 145 mg and  965 mg  of cytoxan.  
How long does it stay in your system?

Half lives: The half life of taxotere (docetaxel) is about 11-16 hours. The half life of Cytoxan is 12-15 hours. So essentially both out of your system in 24-36 hours. Hope this helps. ...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

Dr. Carole Miller
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Cyclophosphamide (Definition)

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