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Cytoxan® (cyclophosphamide) is a drug prescribed for two different uses. It can treat nephrotic syndrome (a type of kidney disease) in children, and is also used as chemotherapy in the treatment of several different kinds of cancer, such as:
 
As a chemotherapy medication, Cytoxan can cause certain side effects, among them nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and hair loss. Your healthcare provider can help you manage these reactions.
 
If you have undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatment in the past, your healthcare provider needs to know this information. Cytoxan may not be right for you in this case.
 
(Click Cytoxan for more information on this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, whether it is available in generic form, and dosing guidelines.)
 
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