Medicines information

The information in this section describes medicines, how they are given and some of their possible side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns about medications, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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Cyclophosphamide

Cyclophosphamide is a chemotherapy medicine used to treat certain types of cancer and leukaemia. It is also given to children before and after transplants and to treat some inflammatory conditions.

Diazoxide and chlorothiazide suspensions

This information should be read in conjunction with any patient information leaflet provided by the manufacturer.

This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes diazoxide and chlorothiazide suspensions, which are usually prescribed together. It explains how they are given and some of their side effects. Each person reacts differently to medicines so your child will not necessarily suffer every side effect mentioned. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist or telephone one of the contact numbers.

Digoxin

Digoxin is a medicine used when the heart does not pump properly. It is also used to treat some abnormal heart rhythms. This information sheet describes how this medicine is given and some of its possible side effects.

Enalapril

Enalapril belongs to a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. They are used in children with heart problems to lower blood pressure and help reduce the workload of the heart. This information sheet describes how this medicine is given and some of its possible side effects.