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Cydoxan 500mg Injection

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Cydoxan 500mg Injection

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25 ml in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Cydoxan Injection


Uses of Cydoxan Injection

Cydoxan 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer.

Cydoxan Injection side effects


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


How to use Cydoxan Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Cydoxan Injection works

Cydoxan 500mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Cydoxan Injection

Expert advice for Cydoxan 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).
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Cydoxan Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Cydoxan Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cydoxan 500mg Injection 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.
Cydoxan 500mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation.
Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Cydoxan 500mg Injection may cause undesirable effects (e.g., dizziness, blurred vision, visual impairment) which could affect the ability to drive.
Cydoxan 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patie
nts with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cydoxan 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cydoxan 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patie
nts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cydoxan 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Nixitral 100mg Capsule

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Cydoxan Injection

Frequently asked questions about 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. Cydoxan is administered in the inactive form (prodrug) and gets converted to active form which has anti-cancer properties
No. Cydoxan does not have any specific boxed warning. Please discuss with your doctor about all the possible side effects and warnings relating to use of Cydoxan
No. Cydoxan comes in a dry powder form that be reconstituted to make a solution for injection or oral liquid as directed
Yes. Cydoxan is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of various cancers
No. Cydoxan 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
Cydoxan 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 Cydoxan use
Cydoxan 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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