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Phoxelon 500mg Injection
Salt Composition : Cyclophosphamide
Manufacturer : CELON LABORATORIES LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
Introduction to Phoxelon 500mg Injection
Phoxelon 500mg Injection is a chemotherapy drug containing the active constituent cyclophosphamide. It is used to treat various malignancies (abnormal production of cells is called cancer, and if they spread to other organs, they are called malignancies). Phoxelon 500mg Injection 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 is used to treat 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). Phoxelon 500mg Injection 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 Phoxelon 500mg Injection
- Malignant lymphomas
- Carcinoma of breast
- Ovarian cancer
- Mycosis fungoides
- Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in Pediatric Patients
Therapeutic Effects of Phoxelon 500mg Injection
Phoxelon 500mg Injection Injection 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 Phoxelon 500mg Injection 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 Phoxelon 500mg Injection and cause potential side effects.
More Information about Phoxelon 500mg Injection
Keep out of sight and reach of children. Store vials below or at 25°C.
How to consume Phoxelon 500mg Injection
Phoxelon 500mg Injection will be administered intravenously by healthcare professionals experienced in cancer chemotherapy. Do not self-administer.
Safety Advices for Phoxelon 500mg Injection
Phoxelon 500mg Injection can 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 Phoxelon 500mg Injection if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for potential risks and benefits.
It is unknown whether Phoxelon 500mg Injection can be given in lung failure patients. Inform your doctor if you have any lung diseases.
Phoxelon 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Phoxelon 500mg Injection. Please consult your doctor for more advice.
It is not recommended while driving because it causes dizziness, and patients may lack concentration and alertness.
Side Effects of Phoxelon 500mg Injection
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 immune problems. Avoid this medication if the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding mother. The patient undergoing treatment with Phoxelon 500mg Injection may have dizziness, and blurred vision. Consult your doctor before driving and handling heavy machines.
Q 1. Can Phoxelon 500mg Injection cause infertility?
Yes, Phoxelon 500mg Injection can cause infertility in both men and women hence consult the doctor before taking this medication.
Q 2. Is Phoxelon 500mg Injection chemotherapy medication?
Yes, Phoxelon 500mg Injection is a chemotherapy medicine, and it works by killing cancer cells. It prevents the spreading of cancer cells to different parts.
Q 3. Can Phoxelon 500mg Injection cause weight loss?
Yes, Phoxelon 500mg Injection causes weight loss due to reduced appetite, and consult the doctor if there is excessive weight loss.
Q 4. Can Phoxelon 500mg Injection be used during pregnancy?
No, it is highly unsafe to use this medication during pregnancy as it can cause harmful effects on the developing baby.
Q 5. Can Phoxelon 500mg Injection cause hair loss?
Yes, Phoxelon 500mg Injection can cause hair loss, and consult the doctor if there is excessive hair loss.
Q 6. Can I take Phoxelon 500mg Injection while driving?
No, it is not recommended while driving because it makes patients dizzy, and patients may lack concentration and alertness.
Fact Box of Phoxelon 500mg Injection
|Molecule Name: Cyclophosphamide|
|Pharmacological Class: Alkylating agent|
1. Malignant lymphomas
2. Treat certain types of cancers such as eye, blood, breast, and ovarian cancer.
3. Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in Pediatric Patients
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