Cytoxan (Cyclophosphamide)

Cytoxan is a cancer medication that is used for treating different types of cancers. It is also useful in the treatment of some types of nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease) in children.

Cytoxan 50 mg

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How it works

Cytoxan prevents the spread of cancer cells in the body.

Guidelines for usage

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.

Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.

Cytoxan may be used with or without food.

Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.

NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.

Missed Dose

It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.

Do not panic if you have missed a dose.

Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.

How & where do I store Cytoxan?

The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.

Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.

Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.

Overdose Related Information

If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions

Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.

Ensure that you mention the following:

Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
An active or recent infection;
A weak immune system (caused by disease or by using certain medicines);
Heart disease;
Kidney disease;
Liver disease;
If you are receiving other cancer treatments; or
If you have ever received radiation treatment.

This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.

To be avoided

You must avoid using Cytoxan if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like severe bone marrow suppression.

Using Alcohol

Cytoxan is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Cytoxan.

These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.

Possible Drug & Food Interactions

Certain prescription drugs or health supplements or even food items are known to interact with the effects of medications. Cytoxan is known to have possible interactions with the following medications.

Additional Information

Cytoxan may increase your risk of getting other types of cancer especially bladder cancer.

Doctors recommend that you avoid coming into contact with your body fluids like urine, vomit etc.

If your doctor has prescribed laboratory tests then ensure that you do not miss out on them.

Do not receive a live vaccine while using the medication and for almost 3 months after you stop using it.

Important Information for Pregnant Women

Cytoxan is categorized under FDA pregnancy category D.

Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.

Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Side Effects

Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own

Nausea, loss of appetite, stomach pain or upset, diarrhea;

Temporary hair loss;

A wound that will not heal;

Missed menstrual periods;

Changes in skin color; or

Changes in nails.

The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately.

Blood in your urine or stools, pain or burning when you urinate;

Pale skin, feeling light-headed, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;

Sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough or hack, feeling short of breath on exertion;

Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;

Easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;

Extreme thirst with headache, vomiting, and weakness;

Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or

Severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.