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How is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) used to treat lupus?

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Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is a chemotherapy drug that has very powerful effects on reducing the activity of the immune system. It is used to treat severe forms of lupus, such as those affecting the kidneys or brain.

From: Lupus Overview WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by David Zelman on May 7, 2019

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The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 7, 2019

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