Active Ingredient(s):Mesna FDA Approved: * December 30, 1988 Pharm Company: *BAXTER HLTHCARE Category:Cancer
Mesna, sold under the brand name Mesnex among others, is a medication used in those taking cyclophosphamide or ifosfamide to decrease the risk of bleeding from the bladder. It is used either by mouth or injection into a vein.
Common side effects include headache, vomiting, sleepiness, loss of appetite, cough, rash, and joint pain. Serious side effects include allergic reactions. Use during pregnancy appears to be safe...
* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.