Substitutes for Cycloxan Injection
Medicine Overview of Cycloxan Injection
Side effects of Cycloxan Injection
Fever, Blood in urine, Hair loss, Urinary tract infection, Mucosal inflammation, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Infection, Bone-marrow suppression.
How to use Cycloxan Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Cycloxan Injection works
Cycloxan 1000mg injection works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.
In Depth Information on Cycloxan Injection
Expert advice for Cycloxan Injection
- Monitor your blood counts with the help of regular blood tests while on treatment with cyclophosphamide.
- Contact your doctor immediately if you experience difficulty in urinating, blood in urine or any other bladder/ kidney related problems while on treatment with cyclophosphamide.
- Do not start treatment with cyclophosphamide if you are planning to receive any vaccine or if you have a surgery scheduled or you have had a surgical removal of the adrenal glands.
- Take precautions as treatment with cyclophosphamide severely affects your immune system, increasing susceptibility to infections (e.g. pneumonia).
- Caution must be exercised during use of cyclophosphamide in very ill patients, patients with kidney/liver disorders, lung problems and heart problems (related to QT prolongation and abnormal heartbeats).
Special precautions for Cycloxan 1000mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cycloxan 1000mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor....
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Cycloxan 1000mg Injection is probably safe to use during lac+more
tation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Cycloxan 1000mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.+more
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery....
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Cycloxan 1000mg Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment....
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onabet Powder, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Fixtral 100mg Capsule, Zuviflu Prefilled Syringe
Frequently asked questions for Cycloxan 1000mg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Cyclophosphamide
It is toxic to cancer cells and interferes with the cell's DNA synthesis, thus slowing down or stopping its growth and multiplication (cytotoxic effect)
Yes. Cycloxan is administered in the inactive form (prodrug) and gets converted to active form which has anti-cancer properties
No. Cycloxan does not have any specific boxed warning. Please discuss with your doctor about all the possible side effects and warnings relating to use of Cycloxan
No. Cycloxan comes in a dry powder form that be reconstituted to make a solution for injection or oral liquid as directed
Yes. Cycloxan is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of various cancers
No. Cycloxan is an alkylating agent used in the treatment of various cancers. It is not an antimetabolite or anthracycline type of anti-cancer drug. It has a structure and effects different from steroids
Cycloxan is an irritant and can cause tissue inflammation at site of injection if its oozes out of the vein
Yes. Hair loss (alopecia), infertility (in men and women), low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), headaches and inflammation of the urinary bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis) are among the known common side effects of Cycloxan use
Cycloxan is unlikely to be removed by plasma exchange since a very low percentage of drug is bound to proteins in the plasma.