Indications and Important Safety Informationexpand

What is IXEMPRA® (ixabepilone)?

IXEMPRA is a prescription medicine used to treat locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer when certain other medicines have not worked or no longer work. IXEMPRA can be used alone or with another cancer medicine called Xeloda® (capecitabine).

Important Safety Information about IXEMPRA

Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check how well your liver is working before you begin treatment with IXEMPRA and as needed during treatment. If blood tests show that you have liver problems, do not receive injections of IXEMPRA along with capecitabine. If you have liver problems, taking these medicines together could increase your chance of serious infection and death due to a very low white blood cell count (neutropenia).

You should not have your injection of IXEMPRA if you:

Before you receive treatment with IXEMPRA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including any of the following:

You should also tell your healthcare provider if you:

While you are on treatment with IXEMPRA, you should avoid:

IXEMPRA may cause serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following while taking IXEMPRA:

The most common side effects of IXEMPRA, when used alone or with capecitabine, may include:

If you have any questions about your health or your medicines, talk with your healthcare provider.

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