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When and How to Use ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Ifex include the following:
- Ifex is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion (a slow injection into a vein). It is usually given once a day for five days every three weeks.
- Ifex is normally given in combination with other medicines. Make sure you understand the instructions for your other medicines as well.
- It will take at least 30 minutes to receive each Ifex dose.
- The injection is given by a trained healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
- It is important to stay well hydrated during Ifex treatment. You may be given IV fluids or advised to drink water throughout the day. Make sure to follow your healthcare provider's instructions so you drink enough fluids.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Ifex your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your height and weight
- How you tolerate the medication
- Other medical conditions you may have.
Side Effects of IfexJust like any chemotherapy medicine, Ifex can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
- Hair loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Decreased white blood cell counts