Cyclophosphamide is an anti-cancer medication. It is an alkylating agent which works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells, thereby stopping their growth and multiplication. This is how it works against cancer.
Q. Can Oncophos 200mg Injection cause infertility?
Yes, Oncophos 200mg Injection can cause infertility in both men and women. It may interfere with the normal menstrual cycle in women and may stop sperm production in men. If you are considering becoming parents after the treatment please discuss this with your doctor. Talk to your doctor about cryopreservation (freezing) of sperm or eggs prior to treatment because of the possibility of irreversible infertility due to therapy with Oncophos 200mg Injection.
Q. Do I need to avoid sun exposure during treatment with Oncophos 200mg Injection?
No, there is no evidence that you need to avoid sun exposure while on Oncophos 200mg Injection. Skin and nail discoloration are reported rarely with Oncophos 200mg Injection.
Q. Can Oncophos 200mg Injection cause cancer?
Cancer medicines and radiation therapy can increase the risk of developing other cancers. These may not develop soon and may take a number of years after the completion of your treatment. The risk of developing cancer with Oncophos 200mg Injection is high in the urinary bladder. Other rare cancers that may occur with use of Oncophos 200mg Injection include Acute leukemia, Myelodysplastic syndrome, and cancer of the ureters.
Q. Is Oncophos 200mg Injection chemotherapy medicine?
Yes, Oncophos 200mg Injection is a chemotherapy medicine, it belongs to the class of alkylating agents. It works by killing cancer cells. It is also known as cytotoxic medicine.
Q. Can Oncophos 200mg Injection be used for non-cancer condition?
Yes, Oncophos 200mg Injection can be used to treat nephrotic syndrome (a disease that is caused by damage to the kidneys) in children whose disease has not improved, has gotten worse, or has come back after taking other medications. Along with that, it can be used in children who experienced intolerable side effects with other medications. However, in adults, the safety and effectiveness of Oncophos 200mg Injection for nephrotic syndrome has not been established.
Q. Can Oncophos 200mg Injection causes weight loss?
Yes, Oncophos 200mg Injection may cause weight loss because of reduced appetite. This reduction in weight could be due to underlying cancer. Consult your doctor, if weight loss is worrying you.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.