Ifosfamide and Mesna Injection Kit

Name: Ifosfamide and Mesna Injection Kit

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Ifosfamide and Mesna Injection Kit?

  • If you have an allergy to ifosfamide, mesna, or any other part of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you are not able to pass urine.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with ifosfamide and mesna injection kit.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Ifosfamide and Mesna Injection Kit?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take ifosfamide and mesna injection kit. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects you.
  • Have your urine checked as you have been told by your doctor.
  • Talk with your doctor before getting any vaccines. Use with ifosfamide and mesna injection kit may either raise the chance of an infection or make the vaccine not work as well.
  • You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.
  • You may have more chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu.
  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), some urine ketone tests may be wrong. Talk with your doctor.
  • If you have upset stomach, throwing up, loose stools (diarrhea), or are not hungry, talk with your doctor. There may be ways to lower these side effects.
  • Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
  • This medicine may raise the chance of a very bad and sometimes deadly heart problem. Talk with the doctor.
  • Other types of cancer may rarely happen later in life.
  • If you drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit often, talk with your doctor.
  • Pass urine often. You need to empty your bladder often. Drinking lots of liquids will help.
  • To help with mouth sores, use a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and rinse the mouth. Do not use mouth rinses that have alcohol in them.
  • If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Some products have benzyl alcohol. Do not give a product that has benzyl alcohol in it to a newborn. Talk with the doctor to see if this product has benzyl alcohol in it.
  • This medicine may cause you to not be able to get pregnant. Talk with the doctor.
  • This medicine may affect sperm in men. This may affect being able to father a child. Talk with the doctor.
  • Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking ifosfamide and mesna injection kit and for 6 months after stopping this medicine.
  • If you are a man and have sex with a female who could get pregnant, protect her from pregnancy during care and for 6 months after care ends. Use birth control that you can trust.
  • This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using ifosfamide and mesna injection kit while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of infection like fever, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, or wound that will not heal.
  • Signs of bleeding like throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds; coughing up blood; blood in the urine; black, red, or tarry stools; bleeding from the gums; vaginal bleeding that is not normal; bruises without a reason or that get bigger; or any bleeding that is very bad or that you cannot stop.
  • Signs of kidney problems like unable to pass urine, change in how much urine is passed, blood in the urine, or a big weight gain.
  • Very bad back pain.
  • Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Feeling confused.
  • Change in the way you act.
  • Feeling very tired or weak.
  • Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
  • Very bad belly pain.
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
  • Seizures.
  • Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
  • Mouth irritation or mouth sores.
  • Skin wound that will not heal.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Ringing in ears.
  • For women, no period.
  • Very bad and sometimes deadly lung or breathing problems have happened with ifosfamide and mesna injection kit. Call your doctor right away if you have lung or breathing problems like trouble breathing, shortness of breath, or a cough that is new or worse.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Ifosfamide and Mesna Injection Kit?

  • If you need to store this medicine at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
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