Endoxan Tablet
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Endoxan Tablet

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Introduction

Endoxan Tablet is used in the treatment of different kinds of cancers. It is also used to treat kidney disease known as nephrotic syndrome in children after other treatments have not worked. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor.

Endoxan Tablet should be taken with food preferably in morning but at the same time every day to get the most benefit. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, nausea, hair loss, fever, and blood in urine. If they do not go away or get worse, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. It is very strong medicine and some people may develop serious side effects while taking it. This medicine may lower your ability to fight infections and lead to problems with your blood, liver or kidneys. Your doctor will advise you regular blood tests to check for these. It is advised that you drink extra fluids so that you pass more urine. This will help prevent bladder and kidney problems and keep your kidneys working well.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It may harm your baby. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Endoxan Tablet

  • Cancer
  • Nephrotic syndrome

Side effects of Endoxan Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Endoxan

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Blood in urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

How to use Endoxan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Endoxan Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Endoxan Tablet works

Endoxan Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It is an alkylating agent which works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells, thereby stopping their growth and multiplication. This is how it works against cancer.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Endoxan Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Endoxan Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

UNSAFE
Endoxan Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Endoxan Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Endoxan Tablet may cause undesirable effects (e.g., dizziness, blurred vision, visual impairment) which could affect the ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Endoxan Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Endoxan Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Endoxan Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Endoxan Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.