Cytoxan for Lupus.?
My daughter started cytoxan treatment last month. I heard of alot of seriuos side effects. She has Lupus and she just suffered cerebritis to the right side of her brain, so the doctors say the cytoxan is the best choice to treat it. Thank God my daughter is alright and she didnt seem to have a negative...
Asked by Jae Beckford 5 months ago.
My daughter started cytoxan treatment last month. I heard of alot of seriuos side effects. She has Lupus and she just suffered cerebritis to the right side of her brain, so the doctors say the cytoxan is the best choice to treat it. Thank God my daughter is alright and she didnt seem to have a negative reaction to the first treatment last month. Is or has anyone taken this drug (intravenous) for Lupus also. Has anyone had any bad side affects or none at all? Answered by Arlen Correia 5 months ago.
I had IV cytoxan for a period of once every month for 6 months, then once every 2 months for 2 years. Then I started a medication that is explained below. It all ended about 3 years ago. I did not use it for the same reason, my lupus decided to attack my kidneys. My side effects were minimal at best- but it would have been much worse if it were not for the anti nausea med Zofran, so the majority of my nausea was under control with a steady supply of that in me for a few days after, and an IV dose during or right before the cytoxan. I also found a trick in that I did not get nauseated if my stomach was not empty- so I had quite a few graham crackers and saltines. I did have hair loss in that first 6 month period of the once a month part of the treatment- but it was not total. It was strangely only on my head in the parts of where my head slept on my pillow at night- meaning just the sides and back but I kept about 95% of what I had on top. I know nothing about Lupus and cerebritis as mine affected my kidneys- but you might want to ask your doctor about a medication called mycofenolate-mofetil (brand name Cell-Cept) and ask if it would be an alternative to Cytoxan treatment. At the end of my treatment- it was decided that enough testing had been done of the drug with kidney problems in comparison to Cytoxan that it did just as well a job in curing the problem and that was going to be the newer standard of treatment. There may have been similar comparison studies for people with cerebritis for that drug. It is an immuno-suppressant that is a bit stronger than say Imuran or Methotrexate that are common lupus treatments, but is being used for the treatment of more serious cases of lupus especially when it picks on organs, and it put me in full remission for the past 3 years except for a few sun problems with my skin. I hope that helps some. Answered by Mindy Kahle 5 months ago.
I haven't. If the doctors are telling you what they are about this drug, trust them UNTIL they prove to you that you can't. Answered by Jenna Unsell 5 months ago.
Is Cytoxan a common drug used for Lupus?
Ok I know cytoxan is used for Lupus, I am just curious to see how common because I would have thought this was for really bad SLE. My rheumatologist wants me to do cytoxan infusions but I really don't want to, I have pulmonary nodules and abnormal PFT and I am being checked for Interstitial Lung Disease. My...
Asked by Spencer Sprunger 5 months ago.
Ok I know cytoxan is used for Lupus, I am just curious to see how common because I would have thought this was for really bad SLE. My rheumatologist wants me to do cytoxan infusions but I really don't want to, I have pulmonary nodules and abnormal PFT and I am being checked for Interstitial Lung Disease. My Lupus isn't even that bad in comparison to a lot of other people that I know. I have problems with my central nervous system, mild alopecia, multi joint arthritis but I never had to be hospitalized. It's just strange to me that my doctor wants this extreme therapy for me and of course no one wants to do Chemotherapy. Anyone who has done cytoxan for Lupus if you can tell me how it went and how you are doing now it would be greatly appreciated! Answered by Jamal Scheule 5 months ago.
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My mom is on Cytoxan. When she brushes her hair, more hair comes out than usual?
Do you think she will go bald? I know it will vary from person to person. But some articles I read said a lot of hair would fall out. If her hair is slowly coming out when she brushes her hair. Do you think she will go bald? Also her scalp is completly dry, is there anything she should do, like put oils in her hair...
Asked by Chery Tartaglino 5 months ago.
Do you think she will go bald? I know it will vary from person to person. But some articles I read said a lot of hair would fall out. If her hair is slowly coming out when she brushes her hair. Do you think she will go bald? Also her scalp is completly dry, is there anything she should do, like put oils in her hair or special shampoo? I told her to ask her doctor, but she said her doctor wouldn't know. That doesn't make sense to me but okay, I'll just listen to her! Help if you can, thank you. Answered by Claude Silliman 5 months ago.
Cytoxan (CTX) is Cyclophosphamide, it decreases the number of red & white cells, hair cells are rapidly dividing cells which this treatment attacks therefore causing hair loss, not all chemo's cause hair loss but Cyclophosphamide does, unfortunately. A mixture of Bi-carb and water gently massaged into the scalp can release dryness of the scalp, use a sensitive scalp shampoo. All the best to you & your mum. Answered by Kathryne Vanner 5 months ago.
I am on taxol. I asked my oncology nurse if I would loose my hair and he said "some". He's bald and he shaves his head. When all of mine fell out, i told him he was talking about man bald. I was totally bald for the second time. It depends on the drug, but your mom should ask the oncology nurses. They know EVERYTHING, and if they don't hava an answer for you at the time, they'll find out. It usually comes out in gobs, so you will be able to tell shortly. Her doctor should know too. I just use my regular shampoo on my stumpy hair. Maybe she should get shampoo for dry hair. It's not as harsh. If her dryness gets to be a problem, ask one of those wonderful nurses. Good luck to your mom in her treatment and you for being there for her. God bless you both. Hugs Answered by Arlie Siller 5 months ago.
Swelling from Cytoxan(Cycophosphamide)??? PLEASE HELP ME?
So, i was diagnosed with this little thing called Churg-Strauss Syndrome(look it up) this summer and had to spend 3 weeks in the hospital. I'm 14. No worries, i'm out now and i'm okay, but i have many, many medications i have to take every day. One side effect from a medication called Cytoxan is...
Asked by Bessie Ichinotsubo 5 months ago.
So, i was diagnosed with this little thing called Churg-Strauss Syndrome(look it up) this summer and had to spend 3 weeks in the hospital. I'm 14. No worries, i'm out now and i'm okay, but i have many, many medications i have to take every day. One side effect from a medication called Cytoxan is swelling in the face, abdomen, and thighs. I personally didn't think my cheeks could get any chubbier than they were - i was wrong. I'm trying to make a point of walking on the treadmill 3 days a week, since that's all i'm strong enough to do right now. I know it's a side effect and exercise isn't going to help it go down, but one can only hope. If anybody knows a way to stop the swelling, i would love to hear it. :) Thanks. Answered by Aura Mauceli 5 months ago.
when i was given cytoxan in the hospital, it had the opposite effect on me. it calmed by Lupus, and got rid of all the swelling. but the prednisone i take gives me the same side effects that you mentioned. and no, there isn't much you can do but wait until the effects ware off. or if you are still on it, ask your doctor if you could lower the dose. i know what your going through. i was on it for 8yrs. once my doctor finally got me off, all those horrible side effects disappeared. and now i have to exercise everyday to get my body back. i won't lie and say it will be easy, because it won't. but just have patience and you will get back to normal. are you taking prednisone? because if you are, then that is the medicine that is doing that to you. everyone on prednisone hates it, but we have to take it Answered by Cordell Akuna 5 months ago.
What are side effects of Cytoxan?
I am hiding this from my parents because i'm 18 turning 19 my mom has been the parent to dump me on everyone else and she uses me when she wants attention i am not planning on being her little attention teddy bear... and i would love to go back and talk to him some more but he still really didn't answer my...
Asked by Yulanda Dannard 5 months ago.
I am going to be taking cytoxan soon in about 6 days 50mg a day and i was wondering what are the symptoms that mostly everyone gets? Will i constantly be getting sick or is that just a myth? Will i lose my hair? I know these are so many questions and i have been looking everywhere but i can't get a straight answer and i'm trying to hide this from my parents so they don't know does anyone have an idea or have a place where any of this information could be? Answered by Brandon Smoke 5 months ago.
I am hiding this from my parents because i'm 18 turning 19 my mom has been the parent to dump me on everyone else and she uses me when she wants attention i am not planning on being her little attention teddy bear... and i would love to go back and talk to him some more but he still really didn't answer my questions Answered by Jesus Certosimo 5 months ago.
These are all questions for your Dr who will be happy to answer all your questions. Nausea can be a side effect, but there are medications to counteract that. Hair loss can also be a side effect. Why hide your questions from your parents? If you are underage they have to authorize treatment and they will have been advised of the risks and benefits prior to making the decision to give you this medication so they should be able to answer many of your questions. Add: I got the impression that you were trying to hide curiosity about treatment from parents as you were underage rtather than trying to hide illness for whatever reason you choose. I get the impression you are male, so you could pull off the "shaed head" look as a fashion statement if you choose. I actually got away with that during my treatment as a 46 year old female! Then enjoyed the joke on my cousin when she found out the truth.I have attached a link to an informative site. Even if you choose not to tell your parents, make sure you have a support network in place during treatment. Good luck. Answered by Alesia Argulewicz 5 months ago.
Are there any new treatments for a Wegener's flair that do not involve cytoxan?
The flair involves a urine protein count of +2 and consistently running nose PR3 count of 85
Asked by Ashley Rollag 5 months ago.
Hi! There are treatments other than cytoxan. Some doctors use Methotrexate for flares. Sometimes if the flare is mild, the doctors might use cortisteroids like prednisone. Usually though, a cortisteroid is used with another agent. Currently, research is being done on a drug called Rituxan and it's use in small vessel vasculitis. Another drug that is starting to be used to treat WG is Cellcept. It is really important that you let your doctor evaluate your case and go from there. WG can be a very serious illness and you want to be certain that your treatment is right for you. A helpful contact is the Vasculitis Foundation. Good luck! Answered by Cassey Pico 5 months ago.
Had 4 treatments of adria and cytoxan?
I did show my oncologist the nail only, she said it looks like a bruise but I don't think it is. I am guessing since it is on my tongue as well that it is from the cytoxan. i hope anyway!
Asked by Kevin Sikel 5 months ago.
You have excellent answers so far especially Dave and Panda. All I can add is that this isn't at all likely to be a subungual melanoma - skin cancer beneath the thumb nail - that suddenly popped up related to the chemotherapy. I am assuming this was not there previously, but I do not know that. If it was not there before, you should not worry about it being melanoma "popping up.". I would have the tongue checked by your oncologist as Panda suggests. I treated people with Adriamycin and Cytoxan for 20 years. Panda is correct that this could be an opportunistic infection - perhaps fungal. The fingernail spot is likely to be a small hemorrhage as your oncologist said. Answered by Leisha Turello 5 months ago.
My wife did andraymicyn (sp?) and cytoxin and your nails do become brittle and you develop mouth sores. Soon your hair will probably begin to fall out. Some other things to look forward to is constipation and body aches with the possibility of hemorrhoids. There is nothing fun about breast cancer treatments except that you will survive it if you caught it early enough. We had 14 weeks of that and then a mastectomy followed by Taxol and then 6.5 weeks of radiation. Actually of all the treatments the surgery was the easiest and the radiation and chemotherapy was about equal in pain. Last week it was our three month office visit after all treatments. She got a clean bill of health! It seems like you may be a million miles away from your final treatment, but take each day at a time because you will survive it. Communication with your oncologist will be very important part of your journey. Please refer these questions to them they will be able to give you the best answer because they know your case. There are doctors here that have practiced oncology and also nurses and patients that have gone through the breast cancer experience that could give general tips on how to manage treatments, but please call your doctor for individual questions concerning your treatments. Good luck, and try to keep it light and find humor in situations. My wife would try and laugh even when it was the darkest times. \ Answered by Demetrius Yousif 5 months ago.
there are a heck of a lot of ways, but I used to have your same problem and then I used proactiv and since then I really have nothing other then a few pimples a month. But I know how you feel I really would rather prefer a herbal remedy so i do a little of both. for one if you have a gym they might have a steam room that is the best thing to do for clearing acne once a day do that. But if dont have a gym then go to a whole foods and get a mixture of herbs the brand i use is Dessert Essence, its like 20 bucks but you get a glass jar of it. And now boil a pot of water put some of the herbs in and put a towel over your head and around the pot and stay under there for about 10 min. And if you wash your face twice a day and steam once a day then i would really think you should be clear of it in a couple weeks. Best of luck to you and i really hope this helps. Answered by Genoveva Connolly 5 months ago.
Did this happen during treatment or after treatment. In either case this is definitely something you should have shown your oncologist. Call him for an examination. No one here can really tell what is going on. It could be an infection like black hairy tongue or it could be a reaction from the chemo or it might be nothing. Whatever it is needs to be looked at by your doctor. Answered by Herman Epifano 5 months ago.
the bump on your tongue is probably oral thrush, that is a side effect from the cytoxan and adriamycin and taxol/taxotere. you ca ask for your doctor for a prescription for this: viscous xylocaine %, with nystatin and mylanta 1 part of each, they will put in a bottle for you swish 15cc in your mouth and spit out. It really works. As for your nail it could be a bruise. Cytoxan and Adriamycin cause neuropathy in your fingers and toes. It causes numbness and the tips become very dry and cracked causing a burning sensation. Sometimes docs give neurontin to help with the symptoms Answered by Julee Hamrick 5 months ago.
Adria Cytoxan Answered by Gillian Shealey 5 months ago.
Oddly, those are listed side effects of cytoxan. I know it looks really scary, but i is a side effect of the chemo. It's still worth showing to your doctor at your next checkup, but you don't need to worry about them. Answered by Kenyatta Skutnik 5 months ago.
Is anyone here on Cytoxan for Lupus?
Will this medicine definitely cause hair loss? Also what other side effects are you experiencing while undergoing this treatment? I have talked to the doctor about it, I just wanted to know from someone's personal point of view I guess. Thanks!
Asked by Conrad Ciarlo 5 months ago.
I have been taking Cytoxan now for about 6 months and have not lost any hair. Taking this drug scared me too but to date I personally have NOT experienced any noticeable side effects and I am currentlly coming off of it. Good luck to you! Answered by Garrett Westerfield 5 months ago.
Cyclophosphamide (the ordinary % out for Cytoxan, Neosar) is a nitrogen mustard alkylating agent, used to treat extremely a marvelous type of styles of cancer and a few autoimmune issues. it incredibly is a "prodrug"; that is modified interior the liver to energetic kinds that have chemotherapeutic undertaking. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a persistent autoimmune ailment it incredibly is in all risk debilitating and usually deadly because of the fact the immune technique assaults the physique’s cells and tissue, best to inflammation and tissue harm. (Wikipedia) Systemic lupus erythematosus is a persistent, multisystem, inflammatory sickness of attainable autoimmune etiology, happening predominantly in young women. easy manifestations comprise arthralgias and arthritis; malar and different pores and pores and skin rashes; pleuritis or pericarditis; renal or CNS involvement; and hematologic cytopenia. diagnosis demands medical and serologic standards. scientific care of severe ongoing energetic ailment demands corticosteroids, maximum probable hydroxychloroquine, and usually immunosuppressants. (Merck) Please see the internet pages for extra substantial factors on Cyclophosphamide (ordinary % out) Cytoxan (producer % out) Answered by Billye Arriazola 5 months ago.
Cyclophosphamide (the generic name for Cytoxan, Neosar) is a nitrogen mustard alkylating agent, used to treat various types of cancer and some autoimmune disorders. It is a "prodrug"; it is converted in the liver to active forms that have chemotherapeutic activity. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is potentially debilitating and sometimes fatal as the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. (Wikipedia) Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic, multisystem, inflammatory disorder of probable autoimmune etiology, occurring predominantly in young women. Common manifestations include arthralgias and arthritis; malar and other skin rashes; pleuritis or pericarditis; renal or CNS involvement; and hematologic cytopenia. Diagnosis requires clinical and serologic criteria. Treatment of severe ongoing active disease requires corticosteroids, often hydroxychloroquine, and sometimes immunosuppressants. (Merck) Please see the web pages for more details on Cyclophosphamide (generic name) Cytoxan (brand name) Answered by Michaela Mcmillon 5 months ago.
My Mother passed away from Lupus. My sister and brother have it. Both of them took my advice and went to herbdoc.com and are using their incurables program and their doctors' are amazed that the causes of this disease are disappearing. All disease are curable, no matter what doctors' advice says. If you believe in the Bible there are 67 instances listed that say that the plants are there to protect you. Herbs and plants have been used around the world to help people heal themselves of diseases. Only in America is it unjust to help or heal yourself with herbs. In Europe 40 per cent of all people use herbs and so do the doctors' prescriptions. In Asia 80%. In America 5%, the rest of the people have been indoctrinated since birth to believe that only drugs or surgeries will help them. They are wrong! Answered by Celina Shirah 5 months ago.
How soon after Cytoxan (Chemo therapy) can you begin in-vitro fertilization?
I dont have Cancer. I have Lupus and and rcvd Cytoxan for kidney failure. Freezing emboys is expensive so I wanted to go forward w/in-vitro as soon as I could.
Asked by Nada Aldaco 5 months ago.
Washington State Answered by Denver Lucy 5 months ago.
For those that have taken or know of Cytoxan IV treatment?
With Cytoxan treatments, is this drug usually given to u after the drug mesna is given ? Or have u gotten this drug by itself?
Asked by Marcos Public 5 months ago.
I would typically get my chemo, then the mesna. I did receive Cytoxan as one of my drugs. There are certain chemo's that can destroy the lining of your bladder and the mesna is given to coat the lining. Years ago, patients were made to drink the mesna. We're blessed that it can now be given through iv. Answered by Adrienne Hack 5 months ago.
I received cytoxan once by IV, then orally on a daily basis for 6 months, along with monthly injections of two other drugs- the treatment is called CMF chemo. Answered by Josef Sturges 5 months ago.
Cytoxan can be effective alone for some malignancies but,it is more frequntly used with other antineoplastic drugs. Answered by Un Hawkins 5 months ago.