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Brand name: Holoxan TM

Active ingredients: ifosfamide

What it is used for

Use in the treatment of tumours sensitive to ifosfamide either as a single agent or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents. Tumour types that have been demonstrated to respond to ifosfamide single agent or in combination are germ cell tumours, sarcomas, lymphomas. Anti-tumour activity has been shown in ovarian and cervical cancers. Some activity has also been seen in lung and breast cancer.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A white to almost white crystalline substance.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ifosfamide

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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