Hey i am a medical student , i want to know why etoposide administered before ifosfamide in chemotherapy ?
the professor gave us an assignment to know why IV etoposide should be administered before Ifosfamide , i Tried to search the net for the answer but failed any help ?
Asked by Stephnie Ruf 5 months ago.
I found a small article you may want to look at. It's from Medline/ PubMed. I typed in the names of the drugs "etoposide before ifosfamide" and got an answer, It also had and identifying number in case you need it. "PreMedline identifier 1403056 Good luck, hope it helps Answered by Cristobal Hinson 5 months ago.
Can chemo make you get a headache?
Ifosfamide and etoposide
Asked by Herma Duffel 5 months ago.
Yes, sometimes drinking lots of water helps. Tell the nurse and see if they can give you anything more or suggest anything else that will help with the headache. Answered by Patrick Gailliard 5 months ago.
I was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and I'm 15 years old now. I have been through a lot since then and I'm sorry to tell you that the chemo might make you get not only a headache but other side effects. You can take paracetamol and also tell your doctor about what you're feeling so you'll make sure everything is normal. He might give you something for the side effects rather than paracetamol. Good luck with everything, I hope you'll feel better. Answered by Kimberlee Ljungquist 5 months ago.
yes yes :) THESE are their BIG GUNS or at least the IFOS is .. very toxic..My Mother whom is doing great 5 years post lung removal had doxirubison -IFOS combo and hallucinated had horrible FLU like symptoms .. starting on Hour 60 of IV infusion and from that point until WE could get the red and white count up it was bad .. if you need further discussion [email protected] feel free to contact me I don't have a license to protect and can talk TOO you and will bee happy to tell ya that if you only have a headache thank your god Good luck and my thoughts will be with you Answered by Patrick Mehner 5 months ago.
Yes... its one of the most commen side effects in nearly all chemo treatments. Answered by Hoyt Koperski 5 months ago.
My son is on the following chemo drugs: Oncovin,Doxorubicin,cytoxan,et... ifosfamide?
he wanted me to ask if anyone knows, when his hair will start falling out. He's 13 and had his 1st treatment, and is not looking forward to his hair loss, i tell him its only hair and will grow back.
Asked by Cherlyn Odore 5 months ago.
I would expect his hair to start falling out within 2 weeks of the treatment. It probably will start getting thin then all ths sudden, fall out in big chunks. He will most likely lose his eye brows, eye lashes, and facial hair if he has any yet along with his pubic hair and hair on his arms and legs too. He most likely will develop sun sensitivity and his appetite may diminish greatly. I always tell my pts not to eat their favorite foods while recieving chemo treatments because it will never be there favorite again after they throw it up. Sounds like your sons oncologist is serious here about killing cancer cells. I am curious to know what kind of cancer your son has. This is very aggressive chemotherapy he is recieving. My prayers are with you and you child. Answered by Marquitta Carruthers 5 months ago.
Everyone is different. My sons hair took a few months to fall out. All his darker hair fell out first and left little blonde wisps for quite awhile. But eventually it all came out. He was on the high dose chemo for 9 months (HD-VAC and Ifosomide/Etoposide). He tolerated treatment very well and had good response from the chemotherapy. Answered by Saundra Doto 5 months ago.
Exactly, once the treatment has finished, it will all come back healthy and curly (which the chicks dig) within weeks. Although it seems harsh to have cancer at such a young age it can have it's positive ramifications. The chances of survival are that much greater and it does give a clarity of purpose. Answered by Aurelio Garing 5 months ago.
I' m so sorry to here about your son tell him his hair will grow back Answered by Louise Ledger 5 months ago.
It took my Mom a couple of months before hers fell out. Answered by Katelynn Hey 5 months ago.
Visit the American Cancer Society website. Answered by Kortney Caron 5 months ago.
Anyone been on ifosfamide and got a rash or weird dizziness?
he said he wanted to watch things for a while ('wait and see') but i'm off now, i want to scratch my eyes out lol
Asked by Deandra Scheffel 5 months ago.
So if your doctor know about them did he say they would go away? Answered by Jeanett Hoek 5 months ago.
What is the side effect of aspirin to people undergoing chemotherapy such as Ifosfamide?
I was looking at this for several hours already and all I get is DO NOT take aspirin with this drug unless the physician prescribes it...Well i want to know the rationale behind it. hope you can help me out with this. thanks you for those who will answer me.
Asked by Ammie Nigl 5 months ago.
So stop taking it. You can wait for rationale but that won't help you if you have to discontinue your chemo because you ignored instructions. Answered by Willie Clerkley 5 months ago.
Asprin thins the blood, your platelet levels are already depleted due to the chemo killing off these cells, your platelets are your clotting cells which stops bleeding, with depleted levels you are at risk of bleeds and asprin worsens the situation. Answered by Stacy Sheffield 5 months ago.
Doxorubicin and Ifosfamide chemotherapy, when wil my hair grow back? Please help!?
I only had chemo (doxorubicin and ifosfomide) twice. over the course of 6 weeks -I was getting it once every 3 weeks. I shaved my head right before the second time of chemo. Now I stopped and am starting radiation directed in my arm. I was just wondering when I can expect to have some hair again!?
Asked by Natalya Galano 5 months ago.
You've already asked this question and the answer is the same . . it depends on your own biology . . how quickly did your hair grow before you had cancer? You should start to see hair within a few weeks to a month after stopping chemotherapy. It takes about six months for it to get back to 'normal' . . it could be longer depending on your own hair growth patterns. If you have hair that normally grew fast before than you will have hair return faster . . if you have always had a normal slow hair growth it may take longer. In general hair grows at the rate of 1-2 cm a month. Answered by Elfrieda Pruna 5 months ago.
Tomorrow I start my third cycle of ifosfamide and etoposide. How bad will it be?
I have heard each cycle can be worse than the last and now I'm starting to worry
Asked by Kiersten Bushner 5 months ago.
Not true. You should do just as well or better than you have with cycle 1 and 2. My patients usually did better with cycle 3 because I had figured out what they needed to control symptoms / side effects by then. Every person on chemotherapy is special and different in some way. Answered by Angila Kotonski 5 months ago.
The only way my 3rd cycle of chemo was in any way different was that I started my radiation then. With my 4th cycle my veins decided to not co-operate and it took a few tries to find a vein for the canulla, but my side efffects stayed fairly simillar the whole 6 cycles. I wasn't on ifosfamide, but I was on etoposide and carboplaten. Answered by Kanesha Tredwell 5 months ago.
Why do I always have pins and needles in my feet and hands?
My chemo is etoposide and ifosfamide and I got told it can make your toes go numb but they're not numb because I feel pins and needles!
Asked by Dannie Luff 5 months ago.
Same cause as numbness, you're just not all the way to numb yet. You know how sometimes you fall asleep on your arm the wrong way and your arm falls asleep and as you're trying to shake your arm awake you get that pins and needles feeling? It's just like that. Ifosfamide can result in a loss of red blood cell density as well as dehydration. Your oncologist should already be monitoring your red blood cell count while you are on this medication and you should drink more water as loss of blood volume due to dehydration can increase the instance of circulatory difficulties. Answered by Alejandro Brecheen 5 months ago.
I had cisplatin and had the same tingling in my hands and feet. Common side effect from Chemo. Not to mention when I would look down, I would get a tingling shoot down my back. My last treatment was in Feb 2010 for head and neck cancer. I no longer have this tingling in my hands or feet. So it took 6-7 months for it to go away. I had 2 horse doses of cisplatin. You also have to remember that everyone is different, so healing time is different from person to person. Answered by Randal Wynott 5 months ago.
Im not a heme/onc specialist but certain chemo agents can cause peripheral neuropathy which is damage to nerves. This can cause the sensation of "pins and needles." Ask your oncologist if you can take gabapentin or a tricyclic antidepressant (this doesn't mean you are depressed) both of which can help peripheral neuropathy. Answered by Maye Amundson 5 months ago.
Healthy eating is especially important to ensure that you get essential vitamins and minerals. Emphasize low-fat meats and dairy products and include lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. Answered by Rolande Floresca 5 months ago.
Poor Blood Circulation. Exercise, and if that doesn't help, seek medical help. Answered by Dominick Abila 5 months ago.
About HOW LONG will my brother be in the hospital?
(It cut the rest of my "details" off for some reason)*does have cancer. I was kinda scared when I read your answer. Lol I was like "How does she know Allana?" but then I clicked and looked at her questions and I was like "Oooh". Haha xD P.S. They still want to move to Hawaii. Lol.
Asked by Pura Priess 5 months ago.
How long does my brother have to be in the hospital? My brother was diagnosed a few days ago with Ewing Sarcoma. He's 11 years old. He's doing some clinical trial and he has to be on these chemo drugs: Vincristine, Ifosfamide, Doxorubicin, and Etoposide. These are for 3 days. Yesterday was day 3, and the last for this course. He has to wait three weeks before he does it again and he will do this 4 times. Is he going to come home soon? Will he be in the hospital for three weeks then just start the next course or will he get released and get to leave for a few days? How does this usually work? I want to see him!!! The hospital is 10 hours from my house. I'm with my grandparents. My parents are in the hospital with him. I've talked to them, but I'm scared to ask because I don't want to make them cry or get sadder. I'm 14. Whenever they come back home, they said they were going to talk to me about everything, but I don't know when that will be. Any ideas? Any experience? Thanks everyone. Answered by Leon Pasinski 5 months ago.
Hey Jackie m. Thanks for your help. I guess it makes sense that if he's going to be so far he probably won't be home for a while :( Ugh. The questions about Hawaii weren't written by me. I'm using my aunts (yes, my aunt. I'm staying with my grandmother but they live close to each other and I go to my aunts after school and go back to my grandparents at night (going back in about an hour) email address because I don't have my own and my grandparents don't use Yahoo. I use my school email for everything and I've been on this site before but I've never asked here and didn't want to make an account for just one or two question and then never use it again. My name is not Allana, she's a woman - my aunt, and she let me use her account. My name is Nicole and I'm 14. I'm sorry about the misunderstanding. I wouldn't make something like this up. That's just messed up. My brother really is in the hospital and unfortunately, he really d Answered by Arie Quercioli 5 months ago.
Last weeks when you told us about your husband and 5 children wanting to move to Hawaii you didn't mention the boy with Ewing's Sarcoma? You will have to wait and ask your parents what is happening but check the names of the medication he is getting because Ifosfamide and Etoposide is used for testicular cancer? I presume he will be in hospital for several months as there is a lot of side effects of these chemo medications that might need urgent help and if he is going to be 10 hours away from hospital they will not allow him home, who is watching the other 3 kids under 5 years old? Answered by Darby Darrin 5 months ago.