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What is Ifex (ifosfamide)?

What is Ifex (ifosfamide)?

Ifex (ifosfamide): Ifex (ifosfamide) is used in the treatment of cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Lilian Reich
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Ifosfamide (Definition)

Ifosfamide is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more


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Who should not take Ifex (ifosfamide)?

Who should not take Ifex (ifosfamide)?

Ifex (ifosfamide): "Ifex is contraindicated in patients with: Known hypersensitivity to administration of ifosfamide. •
Urinary outflow obstruction." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/ifex. Html ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Ifex (ifosfamide)?

Can pregnant women take Ifex (ifosfamide)?

Ifex (ifosfamide): Ifex (ifosfamide) is FDA Pregnancy Category D. It should not be taken during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for Ifex (ifosfamide)?

Ifex (ifosfamide): Yes, a prescription is required for Ifex (ifosfamide). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ifex (ifosfamide) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ifex (ifosfamide) allergy?

Ifosfamide allergy: Ifosfamide is a chemotherapy medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For specific potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ifosfamide-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Can you advise me on doxorubicin ifosfomide/ifex chemotherapy and fertility?

Can you advise me on doxorubicin ifosfomide/ifex chemotherapy and fertility?

Rarely affects it.: Chemotherapy when given over a prescribed period of time such as in the neoadjuvant setting or post surgery rarely effects fertility. In the presence of metastatic disease where long term therapy is given then there is a chance of infertility. This can be true when doxorubicin and Ifex (ifosfamide) are employed for advanced metastatic sarcoma. ...Read more

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How effective is ifosfamide (Ifex) for treating lung cancer?

How effective is ifosfamide (Ifex) for treating lung cancer?

Not too good: Some studies have suggested a response to Ifosfamide in small cell Ca of the lung. However there is minimal activity and no evidence of marked survival improvement in non small cell Ca of lung such as adenocarcinoma which is the most prevalent form. Here the Platinum, Taxol drugs have had some improvement as well as in using Tarceva (erlotinib). A better response is being seen with the anti PD-1 drugs. ...Read more

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Which is the better cytotoxic drug for synovial sarcome ---adriamycin or ifosfamide?

Given together: This is an uncommon tumor. If chemotherapy is used these drugs are often give together. It would be difficult to really say that one is clearly better. ...Read more

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Which is the better cytotoxic drug (adriamycin (doxorubicin) or ifosfamide) for synovial sarcoma?

Chemotherapy for SS: I would potentially seek out an opinion from the mayo clinic oncology department who are not very far north of you. I can help set that up for you. Please contact me at David. Stockman@orthopath. Com ...Read more

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What should I expect on my third cycle of ifosfamide and etoposide?

What should I expect on my third cycle of ifosfamide and etoposide?

Same as before.: There shouldn't be much difference in terms of symptoms from one cycle to the next. It is possible that your bone marrow may rebound more slowly after multiple cycles of treatment, and that can cause lower blood counts, but otherwise the symptoms and side effects should be similar to your prior 2 cycles. ...Read more

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Anyone been on ifosfamide and got a rash?

Anyone been on ifosfamide and got a rash?

Yes.: Virtually every drug in existence causes a rash at least occasionally; and indeed, rash is listed in the Ifosfamide side effects profile. ...Read more

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What is the side effects to people undergoing chemotherapy such as ifosfamide?

What is the side effects to people undergoing chemotherapy such as ifosfamide?

Ifosfamide toxicity: The main side effects are alopecia, leukopenia (decline in white blood cells), blood in urine, which is related to a metabolite of the prodrug.Mesna is typically infused along with Ifosfamide to help neutralize the metabolite.
Nausea and neuro toxicities round out the rest of the side-effects. ...Read more

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Why etoposide administered before ifosfamide in chemotherapy?

Why etoposide administered before ifosfamide in chemotherapy?

NO SPECIFIC REASON: Here are 3 possible reasons:
1) Most clinical trials use this sequence, although it has been given after in other studies as well
2) Etoposide is a shorter infusion 1-2 hours, Ifosfamide typically hours to 24 hrs, requiring monitoring of urine
3) Giving etoposide 1st also allows opportunity to give IV hydration prior to ifosfamide ...Read more

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What are the side effects of chemotherapy such as ifosfamide?

What are the side effects of chemotherapy such as ifosfamide?

Several side effects: Nausea, low blood counts, fatigue, kidney damage and urinary bladder irritation are the common side effects of ifosfamide. ...Read more

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Soon start my third cycle of ifosfamide and etoposide. How much more?

Depends...: Every chemotherapy regimen is different depending on what cancer you are treating and what stage the cancer is. Some regimens use a very limited number of cycles of Ifosfamide and Etoposide (i+e), other cancers require >10 cycles. It all depends. Ask your oncologist. ...Read more

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Doxorubicin and ifosfamide, when wil my hair grow back?

Hair loss: Are you going to get more cycles of chemo? If not, your hair will start growing within several weeks in general. Be patient. It will grow. ...Read more

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After doxorubicin and ifosfamide chemotherapy how long until hair grows back?

Begins about 1 month: Hair growth should begin in about 1-2 months after completing chemotherapy. Hair grows relatively slowly, so return of long hair would be many months away. ...Read more

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Peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

Peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

Complex problem: Cannot comment with 2 lines of information. Need the entire clinical context. If you seek more detailed information get a formal second opinion. ...Read more

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Which is the better adriamycin (doxorubicin) or ifosfamide for synovial sarcoma?

Which is the better adriamycin (doxorubicin) or ifosfamide for synovial sarcoma?

Usually combined: These 2 chemotherapy drugs are usually combined in treatment of synovial sarcoma. I am not sure that one is better than the other. A study in the 1990s showed that the combination was better than doxorubicin alone. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

Ifex (Definition)

Ifex is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more


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