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No specific antidote for cyclophosphamide is known.
Overdosage should be managed with supportive measures, including appropriate treatment for any concurrent infection, myelosuppression, or cardiac toxicity should it occur.
Serious consequences of overdosage include manifestations of dose dependent toxicities such as myelosuppression, urotoxicity, cardiotoxicity (including cardiac failure), veno-occlusive hepatic disease, and stomatitis [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Patients who received an overdose should be closely monitored for the development of toxicities, and hematologic toxicity in particular.
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and its metabolites are dialyzable. Therefore, rapid hemodialysis is indicated when treating any suicidal or accidental overdose or intoxication.
Cyclophosphamide is contraindicated in patients who have a history of severe hypersensitivity reactions to it, any of its metabolites, or to other components of the product. Anaphylactic reactions including death have been reported with cyclophosphamide. Possible cross-sensitivity with other alkylating agents can occur.
- Urinary Outflow Obstruction
Cyclophosphamide is contraindicated in patients with urinary outflow obstruction [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/13/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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