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Dr. Lilian Reich
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Ifosfamide (Overview)

Ifosfamide is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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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

Dr. Lilian Reich
269 doctors shared insights

Ifosfamide (Overview)

Ifosfamide is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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

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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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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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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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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Ifex (Definition)

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