Ifosfamide is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.
Ifosfamide is pronounced as: eye FOS fah mide
Ifosfamide is an anti cancer drug.
Ifosfamide is used to treat the testicular, lung, sarcoma, cervix cancer. Ifosfamide works by interfering the growth of cancer cells and prevents the spread of infection.
When not to take ifosfamide
Do not ifosfamide if you are suffering from severe blood disorder like low platelet count and low WBC count.
Pregnant woman: Ifosfamide belongs to FDA pregnancy category D. This means that ifosfamide can harm an unborn baby and cause birth defects if used during pregnancy. Do not use ifosfamide with out your doctor consent however its use is justified if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Ifosfamide is available in the form of injection.
Use ifosfamide as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease. Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses of ifosfamide at same time to cover up the missed dose.
In case of overdose of ifosfamide contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
The following are the side effects you may experience with ifosfamide
If you experience any of the following side affects stop the ifosfamide medication and consult your doctor immediately
Store ifosfamide at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.
It is imp to read manufacturing packaging instruction carefully if available and always do not hesitate to consult pharmacist or physician for any information.
Written by: healthplus24 team
Date last updated: May 31, 2012
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