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IFOSFAMIDE - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Ifex
WARNING: Ifosfamide may cause serious side effects (e.g., urinary problems such as hemorrhagic cystitis, mental/mood changes, and blood/bone marrow disorders), which may require your treatment with this medication to be stopped. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms such as pink/bloody urine, frequent/painful urination, severe drowsiness, confusion, or hallucinations. Blood/bone marrow disorders can affect your body's ability to stop bleeding or fight infection. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop easy bruising/bleeding or signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat).
USES: Ifosfamide is used to treat various cancers (such as testicular cancer). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This drug may also be used to treat other types of cancer (such as sarcomas, lung cancer).
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to treatment.
If this medication touches your skin, immediately wash the area well with soap and water. If this medication gets in your eye, open the eyelid and flush with water for 15 minutes, then seek immediate medical attention.
To help prevent urinary problems, drink plenty of fluids and urinate frequently while using this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe other medication (e.g., mesna, IV fluids) to decrease the risk.
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