Common "Cyclophosphamide" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Cyclophosphamide is a group of alkylating agents used to treat malignant conditions like Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, multiple myeloma, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, acute and chronic myeloblastic leukemia, retinoblastoma, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and neuroblastoma. It also helps treat nephrotic syndrome. Nausea, appetite loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, oral ulcers, vomiting, sore throat, poor wound healing, black stools, rashes, difficulty breathing, yellowing of the eyes and skin, etc., are the side effects of taking Cyclophosphamide.

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What does borderline positive c-ANCA levels indicate?

Query: Hello doctor,My c-ANCA levels are 5.6 U/ml (borderline positive). I have hypertension and proteinuria (3g), high serum creatinine (2.4), and UTI. My other autoimmune tests and serum electrophoresis results are negative. What should I do and what is the general prognosis?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: C-ANCA (antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies) positivity indicates Wegener's Granulomatosis. In this condition, there is involvement of the upper and lower respiratory tract and kidneys. The most common diagnosis, while ki...  Read Full »

What may cause generalized body swelling in my sister?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 37 years old with previous 2 LSCS. She has symptoms such as swelling over whole body and face. Along with these complaints she has weakness, tiredness, cushingoid facies, proximal myopathy, palpitation, trembling of hands and amenorrhea or slight on and off spotting. She is s...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I checked your sister's complete details (attachments removed to protect patient identity). She is suffering from relapsing nephrotic syndrome. Her cushingoid facies and proximal myopathy are steroid induced as you must be already knowing. Gradually replacing the s...  Read Full »

How is vasculitis treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering from vasculitis. She is facing difficulty in walking. She also has thyroid, diabetes, and sarcoidosis. Currently, she is on Covance 50, Gabapentin 100, Dilzem 30, Raricap, Sympta 20, and Modlip 10. For vasculitis, she was prescribed to have Wysolone 7.5 mg an...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, there is a lot of treatment available for vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation). We do use injection Cyclophosphamide and Rituximab. But, it is very difficult to comment on anything unless you tell us which vasculitis is she suffering from as the treatment wi...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in a 12-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12 year old son is suffering from nephrotic syndrome since the last seven years. Two years ago, when his biopsy was done, the result said FSGS. His creatinine levels at that time was 4. Now it is raised to 10.1. He is currently taking Calcium, Folic acid, Pantoprazole, Sodium bicar...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to furnish the following medical information, so that I will be able to give you further advice.What is the cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)?Has dialysis been done? What is his urine output?What does his antinuclear antibody (ANA) profile say?Has he...  Read Full »

Is it safe for my mother to have plasma treatment after kidney dialysis?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is admitted to the hospital and is being treated for granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Now, it is the second week after the doctor gave her a course of steroids for the first three days. They gave two kidney dialysis before her kidney biopsy, of which the result came back with 2...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. Your mother is already getting the best treatment. You need not worry as plasma exchange sometimes gives excellent results. The black spots on the tongue are side effects of tablet Cyclophosphamide.Kindly revert in case of further queries.Thank yo...  Read Full »

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