Cyclophosphamide is used as an active component in various medications that treat different types of cancer. The component is a synthetic alkylating agent. It shows activities of antineoplastic and immunosuppressive.
This ingredient is converted to the active metabolites aldophosphamide and phosphoramide mustard in the liver. It binds to DNA so as to inhibit its replication and initiating cell death. It is an alkylating agent that treats several forms of cancer such as leukemias, lymphomas, and breast cancer.
Class of Drugs – A chemotherapy drug
Molecular Formula – C7H15Cl2N2O2P
Molecular Weight - 261.08 g/mol
Working: This chemotherapy drug Cyclophosphamide decreases the immune system's response to various diseases. It is also used in the treatment of a certain type of kidney disease in children after other treatments have not worked.
Uses: The given active component is used to treat malignant lymphomas, Hodgkin's disease, lymphocytic lymphoma, mixed-cell type lymphoma, histiocytic lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma multiple myeloma. It also treats leukemias such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic granulocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous and monocytic leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, mycosis fungoides, neuroblastoma, adenocarcinoma of the ovary, retinoblastoma, and carcinoma of the breast.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This chemotherapy drug Cyclophosphamide works as a main active ingredient in popular brands. These popular brands offered in dosages as:
- Cytoxan: 50 mg
Drink more fluids than usual while treating with medication.