Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Ixempra
Generic Name: ixabepilone (Pronunciation: IX ab EP i lone)
What is ixabepilone (Ixempra)?
Ixabepilone is usually given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment.
Ixabepilone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of ixabepilone (Ixempra)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; warmth or tingly feeling; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about ixabepilone (Ixempra)?
Do not use ixabepilone if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to ixabepilone, or to a medication ingredient called Cremophor (synthetic castor oil). You may not be able to receive ixabepilone if you have severe liver disease, or severely low platelets or white blood cell counts.
Ixabepilone can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Your blood may need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection, such as fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, or sores in your mouth and throat.
Avoid drinking alcohol during your treatment with ixabepilone.
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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