Cytoxan Product Description
Cytoxan is an alkylating agent with antitumor activity. This drug is used for cancer monotherapy or in combination with other antineoplastic compounds. Cytoxan is effective in treatment of various types of malignant tumors, including: fastest growing lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, stem-cell leukemia, Mycosis fungoides, as well as tumors in the ovary, breast, nervous system, lungs and retina.
Cytoxan can also be recommended as a second-line treatment for nephrotic syndrome (nephrosis) in patients younger than 18 years. Cytoxan is not indicated for the treatment of nephrosis in adults.
Antitumor therapy involves several treatment courses or continuous application of Cytoxan pills. An average daily dosage of Cytoxan makes 3mg per kilogram of bodyweight per day, and can be adjusted, depending on the response to the treatment and the type of disease.
In case you’ve missed a dose of Cytoxan, return to your recommended dosing schedule and do not double the next dose of the alkylating agent.
If Cytoxan is indicated as an important part of the combined chemotherapy, supported with other alkylating agents, all used drugs require to be adjusted.
Antineoplastic agent Cytoxan should be stored at room temperature not exceeding 30°C.
Cytoxan Safety Information
A long-term application of Cytoxan pills may cause partial hair loss or alopecia. High doses of Cytoxan increase the risk of baldness. Once the antitumor therapy is completed, hair growth is renewed.
All the materials in the review of Cytoxan shall be used only as general information about antitumor therapy. These materials should never be used as an alternative to the medical advice from oncologists or other medical specialists in tumor diseases. The online pharmacy shall not be liable for any damage, arising from the use of this information on alkylating agent Cytoxan.
Cytoxan Side Effects
Side effects, caused by the intake of Cytoxan, may affect different organs and body systems. However, the drug causes mostly gastrointestinal, skin and hematopoietic system disorders. They include anorexia, neutropenia, alopecia, fever, myelosuppression, vomiting, nausea, cystitis and diarrhea. These side effects may occur while taking Cytoxan in high dosage.
In addition to these side effects, Cytoxan may cause mucosal inflammation, macrohematuria, asthenia, disorders of hepatic function, various infections, as well as the impairment of spermatogenesis. However, these side effects are not often reported.