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    Can I Take Cytoxan for Patients with Lupus Nephritis

    2014-10-29 05:54| Font Size A A A

    Can I Take Cytoxan for Patients with Lupus NephritisLupus Nephritis is an autoimmune disease and it is commonly see immune complex nephritis attributes to long-term SLE. When diagnosed with this kind of kidney disease, various clinical features of multiple tissues and organs will occur. Well then, some patients may have question: can I take Cyoxan for patients with Lupus Nephritis?

    Cytoxan, also know as cyclophosphamide, is a nitrogen mustard alklating agent from the oxazaphosphinans group. Commonly, it can be used as an immunosuppressive for treating autoimmune disorders and cancer.

    As a matter of fact, if you happen to be a patient with lupus nephritis, this medicine may be prescribed by your doctor. It should be noted that mycophenolic acid has been shown to significantly reduce steroid dosage for patients with lupus nephritis. According to clinical practices, this medicine shows or stops the growth of malignant cells or other rapidly dividing cells, such as white blood cells that attack one’s body during a lupus flare.

    However, there are some considerations which you should know.

    1. Taking it by oral, the dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, response to therapy.

    2. Be cautious when you have severe or bad kidney damage.

    3. Stop taking it if you are allergic to this drug.

    4. Pregnant women should avoid taking it.

    In addition, there are many possible side effects if patients take this medicine freely.

    Light side effects include:

    Darkened and thickened skin

    Loss of appetite or weight

    Fatigue

    Serious side effects include:

    Bloody urine

    Joint pain

    Stomach pain or abdominal pain

    Swelling of the ankles or feet

    Shortness breath

    Through the above analysis, we can see that lupus nephritis patients should limit intake of this medicine. They may should look forward to alternative treatment like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medicated Bath, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and so on. More detailed info, please email to ckdstage@hotmail.com or leave a message below directly.


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