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What happens if I miss a dose (Ifex)?
Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of ifosfamide.
What happens if I overdose (Ifex)?
If for any reason an overdose of ifosfamide is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Symptoms of a ifosfamide overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe.
What should I avoid while taking ifosfamide (Ifex)?
Ifosfamide can lower the activity of your immune system making you susceptible to infections. Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses and do not receive vaccines that contain live strains of a virus (e.g., live oral polio vaccine) during treatment with ifosfamide. In addition, avoid contact with individuals who have recently been vaccinated with a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus can be passed on to you.
Skin accidentally exposed to ifosfamide injection should be rinsed thoroughly with soap and warm water.
What other drugs will affect ifosfamide (Ifex)?
Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with ifosfamide. Administration of a live vaccine may be dangerous during treatment with ifosfamide.
Other medications may interact with ifosfamide. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, during treatment with ifosfamide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about ifosfamide written for health professionals that you may read.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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