Cytoxan

 
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Without a Prescription

Cytoxan is a chemotherapeutic medication or otherwise known as cancer medication.
Cytoxan is prescribed alone but is often given with other anticancer drugs.
Cytoxan is prescribed to treat some cases of nephrotic syndrome or kidney disease in children.
Cytoxan, an anticancer drug, works by interfering with the growth of malignant cells.

Cytoxan is prescribed in the treatment of the following types of cancer:
- Advanced mycosis fungoides (cancer of the skin and lymph nodes);
- Breast cancer;
- Leukemias (cancers affecting the white blood cells);
- Malignant lymphomas (hodgkin's disease or cancer of the lymph nodes);
- Multiple myeloma (a malignant condition or cancer of the plasma cells);
- Neuroblastoma (a malignant tumor of the adrenal gland or sympathetic nervous system);
- Ovarian cancer (adenocarcinoma);
- Retinoblastoma (a malignant tumor of the retina);

Cytoxan is prescribed for management of:
- Adenocarcinoma of the ovary;
- Leukemias;
- Malignant lymphomas;
- Multiple myeloma;
- Mycosis fungoides (advanced disease);
- Neuroblastoma (disseminated disease);
- Retinoblastoma and carcinoma of the breast;

Dosage

CHILDREN

"Minimal Change" Nephrotic Syndrome

The recommended oral dose is 2.5-3 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day for a period of 60-90 days.

ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Malignant Diseases

The recommended oral dosage range is 1-5 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Myelosuppression;
- Infection;
- Heart problems;
- Decreased bone marrow function;
- Cardiac toxicity;

Side Effects

Cytoxan side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Typically of the bladder;
- The development of a secondary cancer;
- Temporary hair loss;
- Tarry or black stools;
- Swelling;
- Side or lower back pain;
- Pain in urinating or difficulty in urinating;
- One possible Cytoxan side effect is;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Lymph nodes;
- Loss of appetite;
- Infection signs such as chills sore throat;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Chest pain;
- Changes in bone marrow function should be detect in blood tests;
- Bone marrow;
- Blood in urine;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- Zyklophosphamid;
- Xyclomed;
- Senduxan;
- Sendoxan;
- Semdoxan;
- Rcra Waste Number U058;
- Procytox;
- Procytox;
- Neosar;
- Neosar;
- Mitoxan;
- Lyophilized Cytoxan;
- Ledoxina;
- Hidrofosmin;
- Hexadrin;
- Genuxal;
- Genoxal;
- Fosfaseron;
- Enduxan;
- Endoxane;
- Endoxan-Asta;
- Endoxanal;
- Endoxana;
- Endoxan;
- Endoxan(a);
- Endoxan R;
- Cytoxan;
- Cytoxan Lyoph;
- Cytophosphan;
- Cyklofosfamid;
- Cyclostin;
- Cyclophosphoramide;
- Cyclophosphane;
- Cyclophosphan;
- Cyclophosphamidum;
- Cyclophosphamide;
- Cyclophosphamide Sterile;
- Cyclophosphamide Monohydrate;
- Cyclophosphamid;
- Cycloblastin;
- Claphene;
- Clafen;
- Ciclokebir;
- Ciclodrax;
- Biodoxan;
- ASTA;
- Asta B 518;
- Alkyloxan;

Contraindications

Cytoxan is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have a history of heart disease;
- If you have a low level of white blood cells or platelets;
- If you have an infection or have had recent vaccinations;
- If you have any unhealed wounds;
- If you have been previously treated with other chemotherapy medicines (alkeran, myleran, and others);
- If you have blood disorder (low white blood cell or platelet count);
- If you have bone marrow problems;
- If you have bone marrow tumors;
- If you have kidney disorder;
- If you have liver disease or have kidney disease;
- If you have liver disorder;
- If you have past anticancer therapy;
- If you have past x-ray therapy;
- If you have previously treated with x-ray therapy;
- If you have surgery;
- If you have your adrenal glands removed;

Cytoxan is contraindicated in patients:
- Who have demonstrated a previous hypersensitivity to Cytoxan;
- With severely depressed bone marrow function;

Cytoxan is contraindicated if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Cytoxan

Cytoxan is contraindicated if you have ever had an allergic reaction to another anticancer drug:
- Streptozocin;
- Melphalan;
- Lomustine;
- Estramustine;
- Chlorambucil;
- Busulfan;

Cytoxan is contraindicated to anyone who is unable to produce normal blood cells because the bone marrow-where blood cells are made-is not functioning well.

Cytoxan is contraindicated for "minimal change" nephrotic syndrome or any other kidney disease.

Interactions

Do not take Cytoxan with any of the following drugs:
- Acenocoumarol;
- Allopurinol (Zyloprim);
- Anisindione;
- Chlorothiazide (Diuril);
- Chlorthalidone (Hygroton Thalitone);
- Dicumarol;
- Digoxin (Lanoxin);
- Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ HydroDiuril Esidrix Microzide Oretic);
- Indapamide (Lozol);
- Metolazone (Mykrox Zaroxolyn);
- Other chemotherapy medicine;
- Phenobarbital (Luminal Solfoton);
- Warfarin (Coumadin);
- Warfarin;
Without Prescription (2017)