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Often used for:
Brain tumors, Lymphoma, Sarcomas, Neuroblastoma, Germ cell tumors
Ifosfamide is a type of chemotherapy. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells.
Ifosfamide can harm the kidneys and bladder. Patients receiving ifosfamide should drink plenty of fluids. They will receive IV fluids and a medicine called mesna to reduce the risk of bladder damage.
Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function. Urine samples will be taken to check for blood in the urine.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Not all patients who take ifosfamide will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Some patients may experience long-term or late effects of treatment that may continue or develop months or years after treatment ends. Possible late effects due to ifosfamide include:
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.