Cycloxan 50mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Cycloxan Tablet

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Uses of Cycloxan Tablet

Cycloxan 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Blood cancer, Breast cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer and Ovarian cancer.
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Side effects of Cycloxan Tablet

Common

Fever, Blood in urine, Hair loss, Urinary tract infection, Mucosal inflammation, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Infection, Bone-marrow suppression.

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How to use Cycloxan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Cycloxan 50mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Cycloxan Tablet works

Cycloxan 50mg tablet works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Cycloxan Tablet

Expert advice for Cycloxan Tablet

  • 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).
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Warnings
Special precautions for Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cycloxan 50mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

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.
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Lactation
Cycloxan 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Cycloxan 50mg Tablet may cause undesirable effects (e.g., dizziness, blurred vision, visual impairment) which could affect the ability to drive.
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Kidney
Cycloxan 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cycloxan 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onabet Powder, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Canditz 100mg Capsule

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cycloxan 50mg Tablet

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.
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