CYTOXAN Reviews

Average Rating: 2.9 (13 Ratings)

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 3  GPA Extremely fatigued, little rash like blackhead things all over my back!! Stomach issues no vomiting and very little nausea! Not to sure about it! My next med if this is not successful is Rutuxin. M 44 8 months
150 1X D
10/25/2020
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 1  GPA Extreme neurological problems. Black outs, psychotic episodes. As soon as my family insisted that they stop giving this to me, my mental status was back to normal. Scary, scary stuff! Hair loss, nausea, and more typical side effects as well. I'm on rhituxan now with hardly any side effects! My sister who was also diagnosed with a different kind of vasculitis died 2 years ago while taking cytoxan. There must be an underlying genetic cause for the both of us to have this rare disease. F 68 0 days
50
8/7/2017
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 2  Granulomatosis w/Polyangitis (Wegs) Severe nausea 1st two months, severe scalp pain, alot of hair thinning daily, no appetite whatsoever, extreme fatigue, increase in my migraines, hot flashes & night sweats all the time I have to take this med for 3 more months & am praying my hair falls out completely at this point because the scalp pain is so excrutiating! F 42 1 months
150
8/27/2015
 3  Wegener's Granulomatosis Hair Loss, Nausea, damaged short term memory , possible infertility, Severe bladder damage, F 21 1 years
5 tabs/day
1/13/2012
 3  lupus nephritis hair loss, loss toe nails, oral care(loose teeth), swelling, vomiting, diareha, sweating, and lost of appetite F 28 6 months
1000 1X M
9/12/2011
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 3  kidney disease only had 1 treatment so far but had extreme vomiting and nausea with back pains and feeling tired i get 1 gram every 2 weeks right now hope to go to 1 time a month after acouple of months-gotta do treatment 4 6 months F 33
1g 2wks 2X M
10/25/2010
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 4  breast cancer IIA node-positive IV with Adriamycin, 4 cycles @ 3 weeks. See that drug for main AC side effects. Only Cytoxan-specific effect that I know I had are white bands on fingernails, which ought to grow out in time. I won't know if it worked until cancer never recurs. Very important to eat an anticancer diet and exercise regularly if you can. And drink lots of water to get the chemo drugs out of the body as quickly as possible, especially this one. F 61 4 times
600 mg/m2 4X O
3/13/2010
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 3   lupus nephritis I've had 3 treatments so far & I just been so drained. no energy at all. I also have pancreatis & it seems after the monthly treatment it flares up & Im in so much pain. low grade fevers,always 99.0. I also feel numbness in my lower back with dull pain weeks after treatment,no real appetite,stay very thirsty Im not sure if med is working because Im also on dialysis 3 times a wk. But I have noticed that I've been urinating just a little more since after the 3rd treatment.3 more treatments to go. Im praying this will save my kidneys. F 34 3 times
4/6/2009
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 4  lupus nephritis for increasing number of days after each monthly treatment, i have experienced *severe* fatigue (beyond lupus-related), muscle soreness/weakness with minimal activity, waking with feeling of (large) pins and needles in legs and muscle cramps, pounding heartbeat, congestion, rise in blood pressure, hair loss, severe bladder and stomach irritation. there might be more but hard to tell if from solumedrol given with treatment and oral prednisone taken daily. the docs all say this treatment is helping my condition which is why i rate this a 4. but i cannot hold a job while being treated (don't know of any employers willing to put up with 7-15 days out or unable to function every month) due to post-treatment side effects. prednisone has caused huge weight gain but, and this is especially bad following treatment, if i don't keep my stomach full it nags me constantly and there is horrible reflux pain...dieting has become nearly impossible, exercise difficult in the extreme. from what i hear i am lucky, i only have to do this once a month for six months (until the next lupus flare, perhaps) and i have just had #4. yet it is fast becoming the worst six months of my life. F 47 4 months
3/6/2008
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 1  Wegener's Granulomatosis Infertility I took Cytoxan in the 80's as a teenager with Wegener's. At the time, it was (in conjunction w/ Prednisone) the only treatment for Wegener's. It cured my Wegener's, but I have since discovered that I'm Azoospermic (infertile) and unable to have children. This is a very serious side effect that should be considered for men when taking Cytoxan. There are now other medications for the treatment of Wegener's. I recently had a flare of the disease and have had some success on Cellcept and ALOT of success with RITUXAN. M 37 12 months
11/13/2005
 1  Breast cancer Complete hair loss, fingernails eventually fell off, violent nausea, fatigue, body aches, vomiting, depression, loss of appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, headache, loss of mental focus (inability to read, eg), shingles, mouth sores, fever (104 for two weeks), flu-like symptoms This is a barbaric drug. If I had it to do over, I would decline the chemo and live my life the best I could for as long as I could. It's a choice I wish I had made. I feel like chemo aged me by about fity years. (I took this as AC cocktail, so I don't know which drug caused which symptoms.) F 43 4 times
9/25/2005
 5  Systemic Lupus And Anemia They gave me the pediatric dose, but the only side affects i noticed was a bout of nausea for the first couple of days, mostly in the morning, real early, then it subsided. the rest of the sideaffects are from the Medrol i take with it. It seems to be working so far, i'm only on my second dose, coming up on my third. i go every month for six months. I've heard many good things and know lots of people who have taken it and while some sideaffecs for them occured, they were happy with the results. F 25
7/18/2005
 5  Wegener's Granulomatosis None that I could ascribe to the medication Drink lots of water when taking this med. M 47 8 months
4/20/2005
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CYTOXAN  (CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE):  Cyclophosphamide is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cell growth. Cyclophosphamide also works by decreasing your immune system's response to various diseases. It is used to treat a certain type of kidney disease in children after other treatments have not worked.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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