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Ifex / Mesnex (ifosfamide / mesna) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Ifex / Mesnex (ifosfamide / mesna):


ifosfamide Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ifosfamide may cause central nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, blurred vision, abnormal behavior, abnormal muscle movements, seizures, and even coma in some cases. Combining it with other medications that can also affect the nervous system such as ethanol may increase the risk and/or severity of these effects. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid driving, operating machinery, or engaging in potentially hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Ifex / Mesnex (ifosfamide / mesna) drug interactions

There are 473 drug interactions with Ifex / Mesnex (ifosfamide / mesna)

Ifex / Mesnex (ifosfamide / mesna) disease interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with Ifex / Mesnex (ifosfamide / mesna) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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