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There is no known antidote for MESNEX.
In a clinical trial, 11 patients received intravenous MESNEX 10 mg/kg to 66 mg/kg per day for 3 to 5 days. Patients also received ifosfamide or cyclophosphamide. Adverse reactions included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. An increased rate of these adverse reactions has also been found in oxazaphosphorinetreated patients receiving ≥ 80 mg MESNEX per kg per day intravenously compared with patients receiving lower doses or hydration treatment only.
MESNEX is contraindicated in patients known to be hypersensitive to MESNEX or to any of the excipients [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/1/2014
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