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food interaction for HOLOXAN

alcohol interaction for HOLOXAN

pregnancy interaction for HOLOXAN

lactation interaction for HOLOXAN

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Holoxan 500mg injection at a fixed time.
Holoxan 500mg injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Holoxan 500mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Holoxan 500mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR HOLOXAN

Ifosfamide(500 mg)

Uses

Holoxan 500mg injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and blood cancer

How it works

Holoxan 500mg injection works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Anemia, Hair loss, Decreased white blood cell count, Infection, Blood in urine, Cns toxicity

SUBSTITUTES FOR HOLOXAN

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Expert advice FOR HOLOXAN

  • Women should use birth control method to prevent pregnancy while receiving ifosfamide and for 6 months after treatment and men should not father a child during therapy with ifosfamide.
  • You should be regularly undergo kidney function test, urine tests, complete blood cell counts, and other blood tests to monitor progress or to check for side effects while using ifosfamide.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as ifosfamide may make you feel sleepy or dizzy.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking ifosfamide as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR HOLOXAN

Ifosfamide

Q.

Does ifosfamide cause hair loss or a vesicant?
Yes, ifosfamide may cause hair loss and it may act as vesicant

Q.

What is ifosfamide with mesna?
Ifosfamide may cause damage to urinary bladder therefore it is used in combination with mesna to prevent bleeding and inflammation of the urinary bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis).

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)