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Cytoxan vs Methotrexate

Cytoxan
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Methotrexate
Other name: Cyclophosphamide (Cyclophosphamide)
Other name: Trexall (Trexall)
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Cyclophosphamide (International Nonproprietary Name, trade names Endoxan, Cytoxan, Neosar, Procytox, Revimmune), also known as cytophosphane, is a nitrogen mustard alkylating antineoplastic agent, from the oxazophorine...
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Methotrexate (International Nonproprietary Name) , abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite and antifolate drug. It is used in treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, ectopic pregnancy, and for the induction...
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Cyclophosphamide (International Nonproprietary Name, trade names Endoxan, Cytoxan, Neosar, Procytox, Revimmune), also known as cytophosphane, is a nitrogen mustard alkylating antineoplastic agent, from the oxazophorine...
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Methotrexate (International Nonproprietary Name) , abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite and antifolate drug. It is used in treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, ectopic pregnancy, and for the induction...
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did not tapper, we just stopped and switched to methotrexate...
" I was on cytoxen for year and I did not tapper, we just stopped and switched to methotrexate. I... "

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benefits of chemo, but no side effects like the IV cytoxin
" I have had methotrexate and it did nothing for me. I have had Imuran, ...becoming Medicare effective) So neuro put me on oral cytoxin. I get the benefits of chemo, but no side effects like the... "

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feeding tube. It took the big guns-cytoxan- to get that u...
" ...able to walk further with less muscle pain and muscle fatigue on ...back to bed. I am also on methotrexate. About 4 years ago I had severe gastroparesis and needed a feeding tube. It took the big... "

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second chemo treatment (Cytoxan, Methotrexate and 5-FU.)....
" ...had my second chemo treatment (Cytoxan, Methotrexate and 5-FU.). Have taken very little nausea meds,but having a difficult  time with constipation.  Senna Tabs and Polyethylenne Glycol aren't... "

osting. Dudley/Elaine was on mtx, and now got switched t...
" ...cytotoxic drugs posting. Dudley/Elaine was on mtx, and now got switched to cytoxan. Sorry, I've not taken cytoxan, been... "

I seem to be tolerating mtx reasonably well, so...
" ...long time, either. I've been on pred for a year-and-a-half. Was tapering until my new wegs doc switched me from cytoxan to methotrexate. I seem to be tolerating mtx... "

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d nothing for me except for losing all of my hair. Obvious...
" ...Hi all! I have been on Methotrexate for years (since 97). I ...up my meds he took me off Mtx and put me on Cytoxin which did nothing for me except for losing all of my hair. Obviously don't want to... "

from cytoxan to methotrexateI hope I'm doing this r...
" switching from cytoxan to methotrexate I hope I'm doing this ...right. a.J. ran out of cytoxan on Tuesday which marked 4 ...is suppose to start the methotrexate this Saturday. Was I suppose... "

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on cytoxin and methotrexate about 8 years ago when I first...
" I was on cytoxin and methotrexate about 8 years ago when I first had my relapse-- I believe these are older chemos. I was able to work full time while taking these chemos and side effects were... "

on cytoxan (100-150 mg/day) for 16 months. I echo Dale's...
" I was on cytoxan (100-150 mg/day) for 16 months. ...the infection cleared ok. Changed from cytoxan to methotrexate a few months later. Been on mtx and bactrim 3x/week for 2.5 years with no... "

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