Cyclophosphamide Cytoxan

Cyclophosphamide Cytoxan

This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) which is a chemotherapy drug most commonly used to treat breast cancer but also lymphomas, CLL and cancer of the ovary and bladder.  Because it is associated with a relative lack of non-blood based toxicities, it can be used in high dose regimens. It is administered intravenously or can be taken orally in tablet form.

Side effects can include: decreased white blood cell count with increased risk of infection, hair loss, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, mouth or lip sores, diarrhoea and periods stopping.

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