Generic Ifex

It is possible to use a generic Ifex (ifosfamide) product to treat testicular cancer. The generic versions of this chemotherapy drug are made by several companies. The Food and Drug Administration has tested these products and has determined that they are equivalent to Ifex, although they may have different inactive ingredients.

Can I Buy Generic Ifex?

Ifex® (ifosfamide) is a prescription medicine used to treat cancer of the testicles. It is used in combination with other chemotherapy medicines.
Brand-name Ifex is manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. It is also available as a generic medication.

Available Strengths

Generic Ifex is available in the following strengths:
  • Ifosfamide 1 gram per 20 mL
  • Ifosfamide 3 grams per 60 mL
  • Ifosfamide 1 gram powder for injection
  • Ifosfamide 3 grams powder for injection.

Who Makes Generic Ifex?

Generic Ifex is made by several different companies, including:
  • APP Pharmaceuticals
  • Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc.
  • Bedford Laboratories.

Is Generic Ifosfamide as Good as Ifex?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AP" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic injectable medication is equivalent to a brand-name injectable medication. All of the generic Ifex versions currently available have an "AP" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Ifex.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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