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Ifoxan + Mesna Injection

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Mesna, Ifosfamide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Ifoxan + Mesna Injection is a potent chemoprotective agent injected into a vein, intravaneously after the chemotherapy drugs have been administered. There are also oral solutions and tablets of the medicine available and it allows patients to return home sooner. However the dose is determined by the discretion of the doctor depending on a number of physical factors such as height, weight, age, response to treatment and other underlying medical conditions. It can also be taken orally. The main function of this drug is to reduce the risks of bladder haemorrhage. It is used to prevent haematuria in cancer patients receiving ifosfamide and cyclophosphamide for chemotherapy. Ifoxan + Mesna Injection reduces the noxious effects caused by the accumulation of urotoxic compounds, after chemotherapy.

There are usually very few side effects to this drug. However sometimes, patients may experience a bad aftertaste of the medicine and mild nausea or vomiting caused by the bad taste. A rare side effect is an allergic reaction to the drug. It is primarily a safe and effective drug.

Some precautions include not taking aspirins or breastfeeding your baby during the treatment period. It is best to avoid conception of a child as the medicines administered along with Ifoxan + Mesna Injection are potentially risky to unborn children.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Mistabron 600mg injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Mistabron 600mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

This medication works by binding and rendering the acrolein (a metabolite that concentrates in the bladders and causes cell death) inactive. Thus bladder problems are decreased. It is excreted by the kidneys after getting metabolized to dimesna.

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