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Cytoxan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)?
- What are the possible side effects of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)?
- How is cyclophosphamide given (Cytoxan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cytoxan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cytoxan)?
- What should I avoid while taking cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)?
- What other drugs will affect cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cytoxan)?
Take the missed oral dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and take only the next regularly scheduled dose as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of cyclophosphamide injection.
What happens if I overdose (Cytoxan)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using cyclophosphamide, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), oral typhoid vaccine, and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
What other drugs will affect cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with cyclophosphamide, especially:
- phenobarbital (Solfoton); or
- other cancer medications.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with cyclophosphamide, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about cyclophosphamide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Cytoxan Information
- Cytoxan Drug Interactions Center: cyclophosphamide oral
- Cytoxan Side Effects Center
- Cytoxan Overview including Precautions
- Cytoxan FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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