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To help reduce your risk for potentially dangerous complications, your healthcare provider will closely monitor your blood cell counts during treatment with Ifex. Warnings with this chemotherapy drug include safety precautions for people with kidney disease, lung disease, or bone marrow problems. In addition, potentially dangerous drug interactions may occur and there are risks for women who are pregnant or nursing.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving Ifex® (ifosfamide) if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- An inability to urinate or a slow urine flow
- An infection of any kind, including a urinary tract infection (UTI, such as a bladder infection)
- Had radiation treatment
- Lung disease
- Heart disease
- An abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Anemia (low red blood cells)
- Bone marrow problems
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.