Brand Names : Cytoxan, Neosar, Procytox
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects,
a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side
effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Also, because of the way these medicines act on the body, there is a chance
that they might cause other unwanted effects that may not occur until months
or years after the medicine is used. These may include certain types of cancer,
such as leukemia or bladder cancer. Discuss these possible effects with your
Check with your doctor
or nurse immediately
if any of the following side effects occur:
With high doses and/or long-term treatment
Blood in urine; dizziness, confusion,
or agitation; fast heartbeat; joint pain; shortness of breath; swelling of feet or lower legs; unusual tiredness
Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention.
These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the
medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about
ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health
care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome
or if you have any questions about them:
Cyclophosphamide may cause a temporary loss of hair in some people. After
treatment has ended, normal hair growth should return, although the new hair
may be a slightly different color or texture.
After you stop using cyclophosphamide, it may
still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of
time, check with your doctor immediately
notice the following side effect:
Blood in urine
Other side effects
not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other
effects, check with your doctor.