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Cytoxan® - The brand name for the generic drug cyclophosphamide, Cytoxan® is an older chemotherapy (anticancer) drug which has been used for years. Cytoxan® belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. It is broken down by the liver into two separate chemicals: phosphoramide and acrolein. These chemicals affect the DNA within the cancer cells to slow or stop cancer cell growth. Cytoxan® may be injected into a vein, or given by mouth in tablet form. It is typically used in combination with other drugs, rather than by itself.
Cytoxan® can be used to treat a variety of cancers, including breast, ovarian, lung, bladder, and bone cancer, as well as lymphomas, leukemias, multiple myeloma, and soft tissue sarcomas. The most common side effects of Cytoxan® include the following: decreased appetite, hair loss, nausea, and vomiting.
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