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Cyclophosphamide (Oral)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Alkylating Agent Endoxan® Cancer-related

Cyclophosphamide (Oral) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Cyclophosphamide (Oral) cause?

  • Nausea, vomiting or appetite loss
  • Mouth sores or ulcers
  • Decrease in the white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets
    This increases your risk to infection. Avoid crowded areas and sick people. Wash your hands after using the toilet and before handling food.
  • Tiredness and lack of energy may occur
    If tiredness is a problem, do not drive a car or operate machinery. Avoid alcohol as it may make your feel more tired and drowsy.
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle for women

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher, chills or sore throat
  • Pain on urination
  • Redness, swelling or pain at the injection site
  • Unusual/unexplained bleeding, bruising or black tarry stools
  • Cough and shortness of breath
  • Joint pain and swelling of feet and lower legs
  • Hypersensitivity reactions like rashes, facial swelling, breathing difficulty​

Before taking Cyclophosphamide (Oral), what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Cyclophosphamide (Oral)?

Cyclophosphamide (Oral) - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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