Disease Information & Support


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Generic name Ifosfamide
Pronunciation eye-FOS-fah-mide
Brand name(s), other common name(s) Ifex®
Drug type  DNA-damaging agent
How the drug is given Intravenously (IV)

Ifosfamide is an FDA-approved cancer therapy that is used to treat several types of cancer including acute lymphoblastic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It may cause temporary loss of hair in some people. After treatment has ended, normal hair growth should return.

Side effects needing medical attention: Confusion; convulsions; blood in urine; painful urination; dizziness; fever; chills; sore throat; yellow discoloration of skin or eyes; cough; shortness of breath; sores on mouth or lips; missed menstrual periods; stomach pain; joint pain; swelling of feet or lower legs; unusual bleeding or bruising.

Side effects needing medical attention after stopping this medication: Blood in urine.


For information on how to manage the costs of drug therapy, please see Financial Matters and Prescription Drug Coverage, or to speak with an Information Specialist, call (800) 955-4572.

last updated on Monday, October 15, 2012