Cyclophosphamide
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Cyclophosphamide?

(sye kloe FOS fa mide)

• This medicine is used as therapy in preparation for bone marrow transplantation.

• This medicine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

• This medicine is used to treat Wegener's granulomatosis.

• This medicine is used to treat antibody-induced pure red cell aplasia.

• This medicine is used to treat autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

• This medicine is used to treat idiopathic thrombocytic purpura (ITP).

• This medicine is used to treat lupus.

• This medicine is used to treat macroglobulinemia.

• This medicine is used to treat multiple sclerosis.

• This medicine is used to treat myasthenia gravis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using aspirin, aspirin-containing products, other pain medicines, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, or vitamin E.

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