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Ixabepilone

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

Ixabepilone - What is it for

​Ixabepilone is a chemotherapy that is used to treat breast cancer.

Ixabepilone - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Ixabepilone cause?

Early side effects

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

Delayed side effects

  • A drop in the white blood cell counts may occur 7 to 14 days after treatment.
  • Temporary hair loss may occur several weeks after treatment.
  • Mouth ulcers and/or tenderness may occur
  • Numbness, tingling or burning sensation on fingers and toes
  • Tiredness

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black tarry stools
  • Lightheadedness, chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations

Before taking Ixabepilone, what precautions must I follow?

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

Ixabepilone - Dosage and How to Use

How should Ixabepilone be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Ixabepilone - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Ixabepilone safely?

How should I store Ixabepilone?

How should I dispose of Ixabepilone safely?

Ixabepilone - Additional Information

  • Updated on Saturday, January 1, 2011
  • 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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