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Cyclophosphamide for Cancer Treatment - Femara and High Cholesterol

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  • Cyclophosphamide for Cancer Treatment
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, cyclophosphamide is used to treat lymphomas, multiple myeloma, and many other types of cancer. This article takes a closer look at the drug's uses and includes a link to more details on this topic.
  • Cyclophosphamide Side Effects
    Cyclophosphamide side effects may include diarrhea, hair loss, and loss of appetite. As this eMedTV resource explains, there are also some serious side effects that may occur, including bloody stool, decreased urination, and severe mouth sores.
  • Different Types of Breast Cancer
    As this eMedTV article explains, there are many different types of breast cancer, but there are only two primary categories. This segment explains what those categories are and gives specific examples, with a link to more detailed information.
  • Docefrez
    Docefrez is a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. This eMedTV page contains an overview of this medicine, with details on how it is given, clinical effectiveness, possible side effects, and more.
  • Docefrez and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV article explains that the manufacturer of Docefrez advises women not to breastfeed while using this chemotherapy drug. This page discusses whether the medicine passes through breast milk and why it may be unsafe for nursing infants.
  • Docefrez and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article explores whether it's safe to use Docefrez during pregnancy. It explains the problems that occurred when the drug was given to pregnant animals and discusses the situations in which the drug may be prescribed during pregnancy.
  • Docefrez Chemotherapy Information
    A doctor may prescribe Docefrez for the treatment of certain types of cancer in adults. This eMedTV article contains some basic information on Docefrez, including how the chemotherapy drug is given and possible side effects. It also links to more details.
  • Docefrez Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, the chemotherapy drug Docefrez is given intravenously every three weeks to help treat certain types of cancer. This page examines the dosing guidelines for Docefrez and covers what to expect during treatment.
  • Docefrez Drug Interactions
    Clozapine and biologic medicines are among the many drugs that can interact with Docefrez. This eMedTV resource contains an extensive list of other products that may interfere with Docefrez and explains how to minimize your risk of serious problems.
  • Docefrez Overdose
    Fluid retention, infections, and bleeding problems could occur if you receive too much Docefrez. This eMedTV Web selection takes a closer look at other possible overdose symptoms and describes some of the ways that these problems may be treated.
  • Docefrez Side Effects
    As discussed in this eMedTV resource, most people who receive Docefrez will develop some type of side effect, such as swelling, anemia, or weakness. This page describes the results of extensive clinical studies on this drug.
  • Docefrez Uses
    Certain adults with lung, prostate, or breast cancer may be treated with Docefrez. This eMedTV article features an explanation of how this chemotherapy drug works and provides some possible off-label reasons a person may use Docefrez.
  • Docefrez Warnings and Precautions
    Docefrez may increase your risk for infections, anemia, and potentially life-threatening problems. This eMedTV Web page describes other warnings and precautions for using Docefrez safely, with details on what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Drug Interactions With Cyclophosphamide
    Rifamycin antibiotics are among the drugs that may potentially cause cyclophosphamide drug interactions. This eMedTV page discusses what can happen if these or certain other drugs are taken along with cyclophosphamide.
  • Drug Interactions With Goserelin Acetate Implant
    This eMedTV segment discusses why interactions may occur if goserelin acetate implants are combined with metformin, insulin, or a number of other diabetes drugs. This page lists other medicines that may cause problems and what your doctor may recommend.
  • Drug Interactions With Tamoxifen
    Drug interactions with tamoxifen may occur if the drug is combined with oral contraceptives or estrogens. This eMedTV page lists other medicines that may interact negatively with tamoxifen, including the adverse effects these interactions can cause.
  • Drug Interactions With Zoledronic Acid
    Teriparatide, vancomycin, and diuretics may cause drug interactions with zoledronic acid. This part of the eMedTV library lists other medicines that may interact with zoledronic acid and explains what may happen when these drugs are combined.
  • Ellence
    Ellence is a drug that is used in combination with other chemotherapy medicines for treating breast cancer. This eMedTV page describes this medicine in more detail, explains how it works, and offers general warnings and precautions.
  • Ellence Dosage
    Ellence dosage recommendations will be made based on your height and weight and other drugs you're taking. This eMedTV resource provides other Ellence dosing information, including a list of other factors that will help determine your dosage.
  • Ellence Drug Information
    People looking for information on Ellence (an anticancer drug) may find this eMedTV article helpful. Dosing, side effects, and warnings are described in this resource, and a link to more detailed information is provided.
  • Ellence Drug Interactions
    Certain drugs can cause Ellence interactions, including cimetidine, "live" vaccinations, and trastuzumab. This eMedTV segment lists other medicines that may cause Ellence drug interactions and explains what may happen when these drugs are combined.
  • Ellence Side Effects
    Some of the most commonly reported Ellence side effects include anemia, mouth sores, and hair loss. This eMedTV Web page lists other potential side effects of Ellence, including serious side effects that should be reported to your doctor right away.
  • Ellence Uses
    Ellence is a medication that is used for the treatment of breast cancer. As this part of the eMedTV library explains, however, "off-label" Ellence uses may also include the treatment of other types of cancer, such as liver, lung, or stomach cancer.
  • Ellence Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Ellence if you have severe liver disease, heart failure, or arrhythmia. This eMedTV page explains who else should avoid the medication and lists other Ellence warnings and precautions, including possible side effects of the drug.
  • Famara
    Femara is a prescription drug used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV selection briefly describes the medication, including its uses, who can take it, and possible side effects. Famara is a common misspelling of Femara.
  • Fareston
    The prescription drug Fareston is approved to slow down the progression of certain types of breast cancer. This eMedTV page contains more details on several topics relating to this drug, including how it works, how to take it, and potential side effects.
  • Fareston and Breastfeeding
    As discussed in this eMedTV Web page, the manufacturer of Fareston (toremifene) recommends that women not breastfeed during treatment due to the potentially dangerous risks. Other safety concerns on this topic are also described in this article.
  • Fareston and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Fareston (toremifene) might cause fetal harm if used during pregnancy. This page explores the potential problems that may occur and discusses why this drug is not generally given to women who may become pregnant.
  • Fareston Chemotherapy Information
    Prior to starting chemotherapy with Fareston, your doctor will need information on your medical history. This eMedTV segment discusses other important details to discuss with your doctor. It also covers how the drug is taken and possible side effects.
  • Fareston Dosage
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains that the Fareston dosage for treating breast cancer is a standard amount. This resource takes a closer look at when and how this medication is taken, along with tips on what to expect during treatment.
  • Fareston Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, rifamycin antibiotics, and thiazide diuretics are some of the drugs that can react with Fareston. This eMedTV page examines how some of these drug interactions with Fareston may lead to heart rhythm problems or various side effects.
  • Fareston Overdose
    This article from the eMedTV Web site explains how an overdose of Fareston (toremifene) may cause hallucinations, vomiting, or potentially serious problems. Other possible effects are listed, as well as treatment options that are available.
  • Fareston Side Effects
    As detailed in this eMedTV segment, possible Fareston side effects include dizziness, sweating, and vomiting. This resource features a more in-depth list of reactions to this prescription medicine, including those that require immediate medical treatment.
  • Fareston Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, Fareston is a prescription drug used to treat certain types of breast cancer in adults. This resource explores the drug's primary use and describes some possible unapproved uses as well. It also covers how Fareston works.
  • Fareston Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV page explains, you may have an increased risk for developing complications while taking Fareston if you have certain medical problems or are taking certain medications. This page provides other warnings and precautions for using Fareston.
  • Faslodex
    Faslodex is a prescription medicine used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at the drug, explaining how it works to slow down cancer growth, tips on taking it, and possible side effects.
  • Faslodex and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Faslodex passes through breast milk. This eMedTV page explains what to do if you are taking Faslodex and breastfeeding at the same time. This page also covers the results of animal studies and lists some problems that might occur.
  • Faslodex and Depression
    This eMedTV page discusses the link between Faslodex and depression, explaining why it is difficult to determine whether depression is due to the medication, other factors, or a combination of these things. This page also discusses treatment options.
  • Faslodex and Insomnia
    In previous clinical studies, up to 6.9 percent of people taking Faslodex reported insomnia. This eMedTV page describes some things that you can try if you're taking Faslodex and insomnia becomes a problem, such as keeping a regular sleep-wake cycle.
  • Faslodex and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article explores the results of animal studies on Faslodex and pregnancy. It explains why the FDA has classified it as a pregnancy Category D medication and also described how the FDA rates the safety of drugs during pregnancy.
  • Faslodex Dosage
    The recommended Faslodex dosage is 250 mg, injected once a month. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains that this is the only dosage of Faslodex available and also offers some general tips on when and how the injection should be administered.
  • Faslodex Drug Information
    This eMedTV article provides some basic drug information on Faslodex, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer. This segment explains how this product works, how often it is given, and what to review with your doctor prior to beginning treatment.
  • Faslodex Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV segment explains that Faslodex is unlikely to interact with most other drugs. However, Faslodex drug interactions can occur when it is taken with Coumadin and Jantoven. This page explains how these interactions can lead to problems.
  • Faslodex Side Effects
    Some common side effects of Faslodex include nausea, headaches, and a sore throat. This eMedTV resource lists other common side effects of the drug, as well as some serious side effects to report to your doctor (like depression or allergic reactions).
  • Faslodex Uses
    This eMedTV resource explains that Faslodex is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This article also explains an off-label use of the drug to treat breast cancer in premenopausal women and describes off-label Faslodex uses.
  • Faslodex Warnings and Precautions
    Faslodex may not be safe to take if you have liver disease or if you are premenopausal. This eMedTV resource provides other Faslodex warnings and precautions, such as potential drug interactions and the safety of taking the drug while pregnant.
  • Femara
    Femara is a drug used to treat specific types of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at the prescription medicine, noting in particular how it works, when and how to take it, and its potential side effects.
  • Femara (Letrozole) Drug Information
    This page of the eMedTV library provides some basic information on Femara (letrozole), a drug used to treat specific types of breast cancer. This segment offers a brief overview of this medicine, with a link to more detailed information on it.
  • Femara 2.5 Mg Tablets
    Several different factors determine the dose of Femara you are prescribed. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, many people start with 2.5-mg Femara tablets. This page also offers a few tips to ensure the effectiveness of this medication.
  • Femara Alternatives
    In some cases, Femara may not be the best choice for treating breast cancer. This eMedTV page talks about the alternatives to Femara, including information on why your healthcare provider may want to switch you to a different drug.
  • Femara and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web page explains that you should talk with your doctor (prior to taking Femara) if you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding. Because Femara affects hormones, it could potentially cause serious side effects to a nursing infant.
  • Femara and High Cholesterol
    Some people may have side effects with Femara, and high cholesterol is one of these possible side effects. This eMedTV page explains that if you're on Femara and high cholesterol becomes a problem, it can be treated while you continue taking Femara.
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