Ixempra (ixabepilone) is used to treat advanced breast cancer. Ixempra is usually given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment. Ixempra may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. It is available in 15 mg & 45 mg dosage. Manufacturer : Bristol Myers Squibb. It has no generic manufacturers.
Do not use Ixempra if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. You should not receive Ixempra if you are allergic to ixabepilone, or to a medication ingredient called Cremophor (synthetic castor oil). You may not be able to receive Ixempra if you have severe liver disease, or severely low platelets or white blood cell counts.
Ixempra can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Your blood may need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection, such as fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, or sores in your mouth and throat. Avoid drinking alcohol during your treatment with Ixempra.
You should not receive Ixempra if you are allergic to ixabepilone, or to a medication ingredient called Cremophor (synthetic castor oil). You may not be able to receive Ixempra if you have severe liver disease, or severely low platelets or white blood cell counts. To make sure you can safely receive Ixempra, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
liver disease, heart disease, nerve problems (especially in your hands or feet), diabetes, orbone marrow suppression or weak immune system. FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use Ixempra if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether ixabepilone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while receiving Ixempra.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ixabepilone:
More common Black, tarry stools body aches or pain burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations burning pain on urination chest pain chills cough difficult or labored breath in gear congestion fever headache loss of voice lower back or side pain nasal congestion painful or difficult urination pale skin red, swelling, or painful skin runny noses caling of the skin on the hands and feet shortness of breaths neezing sore throat sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth swelling of the hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs swollen glands tightness in the chest tingling of the hands and feet troubled breathing with exertionul ceration of the skin unsteadiness or awkwardness unusual bleeding or bruising unusual tiredness or weakness unusual weight gain weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet wheezing.