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Ifosfamide

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Alkylating Agent Cancer-related

Ifosfamide - What is it for

​Ifosfamide is an intravenous chemotherapy used alone or in combination with other agents for the treatment of certain types of cancer.

Ifosfamide - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Ifosfamide cause?

Early side effects

  • Mild nausea, vomiting or appetite loss may occur.
    There are medications available, which may prevent or decrease these side effects. If you are given these medications, take them as directed.
  • Transient lethargy or confusion.

Delayed side effects

  • A drop in the blood cell counts may occur a few days after treatment.
  • Temporary hair loss may occur 2 to 3 weeks after treatment.
  • Bladder irritation may occur, causing pain or blood in the urine.
    If you are given medication to protect the bladder (Mesna), please take it as directed.

Please seek medical attention if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher.
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black tarry stools.
  • Blood in urine or pain on urination, with or without pain at the lower back or side.
  • Confusion or hallucinations.
  • Numbness or tingling in feet or hands.
  • Abnormal chest pain, irregular heartbeat or persistent swelling of the lower legs.

Before taking Ifosfamide, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Ifosfamide?

Ifosfamide - Dosage and How to Use

How should Ifosfamide be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Ifosfamide - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Ifosfamide safely?

How should I store Ifosfamide?

How should I dispose of Ifosfamide safely?

Ifosfamide - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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