Medicine Overview of Oncophos Infusion
Side effects of Oncophos Infusion
Fever, Blood in urine, Hair loss, Urinary tract infection, Mucosal inflammation, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Infection, Bone-marrow suppression.
How to use Oncophos Infusion
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.
How Oncophos Infusion works
Oncophos 1gm infusion works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.
In Depth Information on Oncophos Infusion
Expert advice for Oncophos Infusion
- 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 Oncophos 1gm Infusion
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oncophos 1gm Infusion 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.
Oncophos 1gm Infusion is probably safe to use during lactati+more
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
Oncophos 1gm Infusion may cause undesirable effects (e.g., dizziness, blurred vision, visual impairment) which could affect the ability to drive....
Oncophos 1gm Infusion may cause undesirable effects (e.g., dizziness, blurred vision, visual impairment) which could affect the ability to drive.
Oncophos 1gm Infusion 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, Canditz 100mg Capsule, Fixtral 100mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Oncophos 1gm Infusion
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. Oncophos is administered in the inactive form (prodrug) and gets converted to active form which has anti-cancer properties
No. Oncophos does not have any specific boxed warning. Please discuss with your doctor about all the possible side effects and warnings relating to use of Oncophos
No. Oncophos comes in a dry powder form that be reconstituted to make a solution for injection or oral liquid as directed
Yes. Oncophos is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of various cancers
No. Oncophos 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
Oncophos 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 Oncophos use
Oncophos is unlikely to be removed by plasma exchange since a very low percentage of drug is bound to proteins in the plasma.
Substitutes for Oncophos
No substitutes found for this medicine