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.

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

5FU/cytoxan. Are you referring to combination of Cytoxan and 5fu (fluorouracil)? Or each individual 5-FU or cytoxan? Cytoxan, 5-FU combined with Methotrexate in the cmf regimen-or combination of 5fu (fluorouracil), Cytoxan and epirubicin/adriamycin in fec or fac are chemotherapy regimens for breast cancer. Otherwise, 5-FU is not commonly combined with cytoxan. Read more...
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...

After cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) (chemo therapy), how quickly can you begin in-vitro fertilization?

IVF specialist . Hi you need to wait for the drug to be cleared from you system- ultimately your oncologist and ivf specialist together should help you make that decision. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
Yes, cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is. A widely used drug, both in the oncology setting and to regulate immune system dysfunction by many subspecialists. It belongs to a class of drugs known as oxazophosphorines and acts as an alkylating agent. It should be used with caution. P characteristic side effect is hemorrhagic cystitis when given at high doses, and also carries a risk of secondary malignancies, especially myeloid leukemia. Read more...

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...

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...