Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Ixempra

Descriptions


Ixabepilone injection belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastics (cancer medicines). It is used to treat advanced or metastatic breast cancer (breast cancer that has already spread) after other treatments have failed. Ixabepilone is given alone or with another cancer medicine called capecitabine.

Ixabepilone interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal cells will also be affected by this medicine, other side effects may occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor right away.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution