What Ixabepilone Is Used For:
Ixabepilone is used in the treatment of metastatic or locally-advanced breast cancer.
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.
How Ixabepilone Is Given:
Ixapebilone is given as an infusion into the vein (intravenous, IV).
The amount of Ixabepilone that you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition you have. Your doctor will determine your exact Ixabepilone dosage and schedule.
Important things to remember about the side effects of Ixabepilone.
Most people will not experience all of the Ixabepilone side effects listed.
Ixabepilone side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset, duration, and severity.
Ixabepilone side effects will improve after therapy is complete.
Ixabepilone side effects may be quite manageable. There are many options to minimize or prevent the side effects of Ixabepilone.