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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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

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. [email protected] Com ...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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What is Ifex (ifosfamide)?

What is Ifex (ifosfamide)?

Ifex (ifosfamide): Ifex (ifosfamide) is used in the treatment of cancer. ...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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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 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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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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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

I had allergy today, was it due to any of my medicine?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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Ifosfamide (Definition)

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Ifex (Definition)

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