Ifosfamide

Ifosfamide

Ifosfamide (pronounced eye.fos'.fa.mide) (also marketed as Mitoxana and Ifex) is a nitrogen mustard alkylating agent used in the treatment of cancer. It is a white powder which, when prepared for use in chemotherapy becomes a clear, colorless fluid. The delivery is intravenous, and is given as a treatment for a variety of cancers, including:

Ifosfamide is often used in conjunction with Mesna to avoid internal bleeding in the patient, in particular hemorrhagic cystitis.

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