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.

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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...

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?

Cytoxan . Cytoxan can cause this and it's effects can last a long time. More importantly is how is your lupus doing, what are the manifestation that are being treated, and are they under control. These are all issues you can discuss with your physician. Read more...
Lupus cytoxan. Finished cytoxan Rx and WBC low? Asks what could be causing this? ANS: cytoxan or lupus. Ask your team as they know you best. . Read more...

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...