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Aclophos 50mg Tab

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Cyclophosphamide(50.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT

Medical Description

Aclophos Tablet contains cyclophosphamide, which is an anti-cancer medicine. It is used in various types of cancer of the blood, eye, breast, etc and in certain kidney diseases in children where other...
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Uses of Aclophos 50 MG

  • Aclophos Tablet is used in the treatment of various types of cancer such as cancer of the blood, eye, breast.
  • It is also used in a certain kidney disease in children in whom other treatments cannot be given.

Contraindications of Aclophos 50 MG

  • If you are allergic to cyclophosphamide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have an obstruction in the urinary path.

Side effects of Aclophos 50 MG

  • Fever
  • Loss of hair
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loose motions
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Blurring of vision
  • Dizziness
  • Absence of menstrual period
  • Early stoppage of the menstrual period

Precautions and Warnings of Aclophos 50 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Aclophos Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
The component of Aclophos Tablets is known to be harmful to foetus. It may cause birth defects, foetal growth retardation, miscarriage and foetotoxic effects in the newborn. Hence, it should be avoided in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking it if you are pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Aclophos Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information available on the use of the Aclophos Tablet in breastfeeding women. Thus consult your doctor before taking it.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Aclophos Tablet?
A:
Aclophos Tablets may cause dizziness and blurring of vision. Therefore, avoid driving while on this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Aclophos Tablet?
A:
Consuming alcohol along with Aclophos Tablet, increases nausea and vomiting. Therefore, alcohol drinking should be avoided while taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your immunity is suppressed.
  • You have kidney disease, liver disease or heart disease.
  • You are planning for pregnancy, as the use of Aclophos Tablet can impair fertility.

Mode of Action of Aclophos 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Cyclophosphamide works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells by interfering with DNA and RNA synthesis and protein synthesis.

Directions for Use of Aclophos 50 MG

Aclophos Tablet should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole with a sufficient amount of water. It should be taken in the morning and with food. Do not miss any dose or t...
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Interactions of Aclophos 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of Aclophos Tablets with medicines known as protease inhibitors such as doxorubicin, etoposide can increase the blood concentration of this Tablet.
  • Medicines used in rheumatoid arthritis such as azathioprine, when taken along with this Tablet, can cause liver toxicities.
  • Antifungal medicines such as metronidazole, when taken along with this medicine, can cause brain diseases.
  • Concomitant use along with medicines used to thin blood such as warfarin may affect the effect of warfarin.
  • Discuss with your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, before starting with the Aclophos Tablet.

Storage and disposal of Aclophos 50 MG

  • Store Aclophos Tablet at 20°c to 25°c in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Aclophos 50 MG

Overdose

  • Symptoms of an overdose of Aclophos Tablets include fever, cough, weakness, dizziness, chest pain, breathing difficulty, etc.
  • If you have taken too much of this medicine, then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Aclophos Tablet, then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does the intake of Aclophos cause loose motions?

A: Yes, the intake of Aclophos Tablet can cause loose motions as a side effect. If side effect persists, then immediately inform your doctor.

Q: Should Aclophos Tablets be taken with food or without food?

A: Aclophos Tablets should be taken with food to avoid stomach problems.

Q: How does the Aclophos work?

A: Aclophos Tablet works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells by interfering with DNA and RNA synthesis and protein synthesis.
Product Details
Brand
ACLOPHOS
Expires on or After
14/08/2022

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ContainsCyclophosphamide(50.0 Mg)
UsesCancer and a type of kidney disease in children
Side effectsFever, loss of hair, nausea, vomiting, loose motions
Last Updated on: 22 Apr 2022 | 07:28 PM (IST)
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