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What is Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida used for?

Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida is an anticancer drug used to treat various types of cancer such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, leukemias, malignant lymphomas, multiple myeloma, neuroblastoma, and retinoblastoma. Cyclophosphamide is a chemotherapy drug that works by stopping the growth of malignant cells. It also suppresses the immune system and thus treats various immune-related diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida?

The dosage of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida?

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida?

Like other medicines, Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida can cause side effects such as hair loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and stomach ache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida?

Is it possible for me to take Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida?
What are the possible drug interactions of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida?
How will Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida work in my body?
How should Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Cyclophosphamide/Ciclofosfamida is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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