Clophosphamide Side Effects

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Clophosphamide Side Effects include:

  • thinned or brittle hair
  • darkened and thickened skin
  • blistering skin or acne
  • loss of appetite or weight

  • Tell your doctor if either of these symptoms is severe or lasts for several hours:

  • mouth blistering
  • fatigue

  • If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • painful urination or red urine
  • black, tarry stools
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • cough
  • congestion
  • fever
  • dizziness
  • chills
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • swelling of the feet or ankles
  • nausea and vomiting
  • rash

  • Cyclophosphamide belongs to the group of medicines called alkylating agents. It is used to treat cancer of the ovaries, breast, blood and lymph system, nerves, retinoblastoma, cancer in the bone marrow, and tumors on the skin.

    Cyclophosphamide is also used for treatment of some kinds of kidney disease.

    Cyclophosphamide interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by cyclophosphamide, other effects will also occur. Some effects may not occur for months or years after the medicine is used.

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