Ifosfamide

Information about Ifosfamide

Ifosfamide Uses

How Ifosfamide works

Ifosfamide is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication.

Common side effects of Ifosfamide

Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss, Infection, Blood in urine, Myelosuppression, Acute renal failure, Inflammation of vein, Decreased appetite, Liver toxicity, Hemorrhagic cystitis
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Available Medicine for Ifosfamide

CelofosCelon Laboratories Ltd
7201 variant(s)
IfoneonNeon Laboratories Ltd
2381 variant(s)
FosfaGetwell Pharma (I) Pvt Ltd
3571 variant(s)
IfosmetMetta Life Sciences Private Limited
5151 variant(s)
IfosCipla Ltd
3301 variant(s)
IpamideFresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
6871 variant(s)
Soloxan with MesnaVhb Life Sciences Inc
6781 variant(s)

Expert advice for Ifosfamide

  • Ifosfamide is used in combination with other chemotherapy medicines, radiotherapy and surgery to treat cancer of blood, breast, lung, ovaries, pancreas, testes, and lymph nodes.
  • It is usually given as a slow infusion (drip) into a vein (intravenously) over several hours.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking this  medication to minimise damage to your bladder and kidneys.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Use effective measures to avoid pregnancy during treatment with this medicine and for at least 6 months after your last dose as it can be harmful to an unborn baby. 
  • Your doctor may have your blood tested regularly to monitor your kidney, liver function and levels of blood cells in your blood.

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