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Medicine For Cyclophosphamide Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I'm on chemio and my skin is so dry what is the reasons for this? I'm taking cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) thank you
Short periods: Both of these drugs are metabolized over a short period of time. They are greater than 99% metabolized (removed) from the body within 5-7 days of administration. ...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
I have Lupus and am four months post 3 rounds of Cytoxan infusions. Blood counts were rising, but now are below normal? What could cause this?
My rheuma said I might have ild, I have sle as well. What meds is better: benlysta (belimumab) or cytoxan?
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
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