What happens if I miss a dose (Ixempra)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your ixabepilone injection.
What happens if I overdose (Ixempra)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving ixabepilone (Ixempra)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Avoid drinking alcohol during your treatment with ixabepilone.
What other drugs will affect ixabepilone (Ixempra)?
Many drugs can interact with ixabepilone. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- bosentan (Tracleer);
- dexamethasone (Cortastat, DexPak, Solurex);
- St. John's wort;
- rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), or rifapentine (Priftin);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), nafcillin (Nallpen, Unipen), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone;
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV /AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva), etravirine (Intelence), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), nevirapine (Viramune), ritonavir (Norvir), or saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase);
- medicines to treat narcolepsy, such as armodafanil (Nuvigil) or modafanil (Progivil); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenytoin (Dilantin), or primidone (Mysoline).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ixabepilone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about ixabepilone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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