Cytoxan

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Cytoxan if you have:
 
  • A history of low levels of white blood cells in the blood (known medically as neutropenia) or low platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • Undergone previous radiation treatment
  • Undergone previous chemotherapy treatment
  • A tumor that has spread to bone marrow
  • Any infection
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Cytoxan Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Cytoxan may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Bone marrow depression (a decreased ability of the bone marrow to make blood cells)
  • Infections
  • Heart problems.
     
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Cytoxan Overdose for more information.)
 
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