Ifosfamide

(eye-FOSS-fa-mide)

Ifosfamide is a drug used to treat certain types of cancer. It is available as an injectable medication.

  • Have your child drink large amounts of fluid and urinate often while taking this medication. This will help keep the drug from causing damage to your child's bladder.
  • This drug is given in combination with another drug called mesna which can also help prevent damage to your child's bladder.
  • This medication is usually given in the hospital.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at 513-636-5111, or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Hair loss
  • Sore throat / mouth or difficulty swallowing
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Dizziness, confusion, hallucinations
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of hands or feet
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Bleeding or easy bruising
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain or irritation with urination

Last Updated 12/2013