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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.
SALT INFORMATION FOR CYDOXAN
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES FOR CYDOXAN
- ENDOXAN N 500MG INJECTION(1 injection in vial)Zydus CadilaRs. 84.30/injectionRs. 84.30pay 2981% more per injection
- CYCLOXAN 500MG INJECTION(1 injection in vial)Biochem Pharmaceutical IndustriesRs. 72.50/injectionRs. 72.50pay 2550% more per injection
- CYCLOCEL 500MG INJECTION(1 injection in vial)Celon Laboratories LtdRs. 81/injectionRs. 81pay 2861% more per injection
- CYCRAM 500MG INJECTION(1 injection in vial)Vhb Life Sciences IncRs. 59.52/injectionRs. 59.52pay 2075% more per injection
- ONCOMIDE 500MG INJECTION(1 injection in vial)Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt LtdRs. 57.14/injectionRs. 57.14pay 1988% more per injection
Expert advice FOR CYDOXAN
- 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).
Frequently asked questions FOR CYDOXAN
Q. Is cyclophosphamide a cytotoxic drug?
Yes. Cyclophosphamide is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of various cancers
Q. Is cyclophosphamide chemotherapy?
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)
Q. Is cyclophosphamide an antimetabolite/ steroid/ anthracycline?
No. Cyclophosphamide 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
Q. Is cyclophosphamide prodrug?
Yes. Cyclophosphamide is administered in the inactive form (prodrug) and gets converted to active form which has anti-cancer properties
Q. Is cyclophosphamide a vesicant?
Cyclophosphamide is an irritant and can cause tissue inflammation at site of injection if its oozes out of the vein
Q. Does cyclophosphamide have a boxed warning?
No. Cyclophosphamide does not have any specific boxed warning. Please discuss with your doctor about all the possible side effects and warnings relating to use of cyclophosphamide
Q. Does cyclophosphamide cause hair loss/ infertility/ thrombocytopenia/ headaches/ hemorrhagic cystitis?
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 cyclophosphamide use
Q. Does cyclophosphamide come in liquid form?
No. Cyclophosphamide comes in a dry powder form that be reconstituted to make a solution for injection or oral liquid as directed
Q. Is cyclophosphamide removed by plasma exchange?
Cyclophosphamide is unlikely to be removed by plasma exchange since a very low percentage of drug is bound to proteins in the plasma.