Cyclophosphamide is used in the treatment of cancers, including lymphoma, and a number of immune-mediated diseases. It is an immunosuppressant that kills rapidly dividing cells.
How It Works
Cyclophosphamide binds to DNA, interferring with normal cell function. It specifically targets the rapidly replicating DNA in rapidly dividing cells such as cancer cells or inflammatory cells.
Injectable may need to be refrigerated - pay close attention to the drug label’s instructions for storage information.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Side Effects and Drug Reactions
Cyclophosphamide may result in these side effects:
Cyclophosphamide may react with these drugs:
ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES WHEN HANDLING THIS DRUG - THIS IS A CYTOTOXIC DRUG
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PETS WITH LIVER OR KIDNEY DISEASE
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PREGNANT PETS - It is toxic to unborn fetuses due to their quickly dividing cells. Use only when the benefits outweigh the risks.
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