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Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
Salt Composition : Cyclophosphamide
Manufacturer : ZYDUS CADILA
Origin of Medicine : India
10 Tablet(s) In A Strip
Introduction to Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
Cycloxan 50mg tablet is a chemotherapy drug containing the active constituent cyclophosphamide. It is used to treat various malignancies (abnormal production of cells is called cancer; if they spread, those are called malignancies). This tablet can be used to treat malignant lymphomas (cancers that start from the lymphatic system of the body- vessels, fluid, and lymphoid tissue) such as Hodgkin’s disease, lymphocytic lymphoma, and mixed-cell type lymphoma.
It treats leukemias, neuroblastoma, ovarian cancer, retinoblastoma, and breast carcinoma. It can also treat Minimal Change Nephrotic syndrome in pediatric patients (kidney disease in which large quantities of protein are lost in urine). Cycloxan 50mg tablet is contraindicated in pregnancy, patients with acute infections, urinary tract infections, urinary outflow obstruction, and bone marrow disorders.
Treatment with this medicine may lead to immune suppression, bone marrow failure, cardiotoxicity, renal toxicity, pulmonary toxicity, and secondary malignancies. Inform your doctor if you have pre-existing kidney disease, immune conditions, cardiac disorders, or liver diseases.
Uses of Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
- Malignant lymphomas
- Carcinoma of breast
- Ovarian cancer
- Mycosis fungoides
- Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in Pediatric Patients
Therapeutic Effects of Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
Cycloxan 50mg Tablet slows or stops the growth of cancer cells by damaging the hereditary material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. In nephrotic syndrome, it works by suppressing the body’s immune system.
Interaction of Cycloxan 50mg Tablet with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products that you are taking or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Cycloxan 50mg tablet and cause potential side effects.
More Information about Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
Keep Cycloxan 50mg Tablet out of sight and reach of children. Store tablets below or at 25°C. Do not freeze.
How to consume Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
Take Cycloxan 50mg Table in the dose and duration prescribed by your physician. Swallow the tablets whole and intact. Do not chew or crush the tablets. Avoid exposure to broken tablets; if contact occurs, wash your hands immediately.
Safety Advices for Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
Cycloxan 50mg Tablet may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking this medication. Your physician will instruct you to take it when it is necessary.
Avoid Cycloxan 50mg tablet medication if you are breastfeeding. Ask for a doctor’s advice.
It is unknown whether Cycloxan 50mg tablet can be given to lung failure patients. Inform your doctor if you have any lung diseases.
Cycloxan 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. A dose adjustment of this Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cycloxan 50mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor for more advice.
The patient undergoing treatment with this medicine may have dizziness, and blurred vision. Consult your doctor before driving and handling heavy machines.
Side Effects of Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Immune suppression
- Blood disorders
- Allergic reactions
- Abnormal liver function
- Inflammation of the bladder
- Kidney diseases
- blood in urine
- impaired wound healing
- Nausea, vomiting
- Low white blood cell count
- Hair loss
- Blurred vision
Word of Advice
Inform the doctor if the patient has any kidney, liver, or heart problems and medication taken for different medical conditions. It causes immune suppression, and hence inform the doctor if there are any immunity-related problems. Cycloxan 50mg Tablet should be avoided in pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. The patient undergoing treatment with this medicine may have dizziness and blurred vision. Consult your doctor before driving and handling heavy machines.
Q 1. Can Cycloxan 50mg Tablet cause infertility?
Yes, Cycloxan 50mg Tablet can cause infertility in both men and women and hence consult the doctor before taking this medication.
Q 2. Is Cycloxan 50mg Tablet a chemotherapy medication?
Yes, Cycloxan 50mg Tablet is a chemotherapy medicine, and it works by killing cancer cells. It prevents the spreading of cancer cells to different parts.
Q 3. Can Cycloxan 50mg Tablet cause weight loss?
Yes, Cycloxan 50mg Tablet causes weight loss due to reduced appetite, and consult the doctor if there is excessive weight loss.
Q 4. Can Cycloxan 50mg Tablet be used during pregnancy?
No, it is highly unsafe to use Cycloxan 50mg Tablet during pregnancy as they can cause harmful effects on the developing baby.
Q 5. Can Cycloxan 50mg Tablet cause hair loss?
Yes, Cycloxan 50mg Tablet can cause hair loss, and consult the doctor if there is excessive hair loss.
Q 6. Can I take Cycloxan 50mg Tablet while driving?
No, it is not recommended while driving because it causes dizziness and patients may lack concentration and alertness.
Fact Box of Cycloxan 50mg Tablet
|Molecule Name: Cyclophosphamide|
|Pharmacological Class: Alkylating agent|
1. Malignant lymphomas
2. Treat certain cancers such as eye, blood, breast, and ovarian cancer.
3. Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in Pediatric Patients
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- Baxter, Electronic medicines compendium (emc), [ Revised on Dec 2016] [ Accessed on 8th April 2021], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1813/smpc
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