IXABEPILONE is a Schedule H drug.
Ixabepilone is used to treat advanced breast cancer. Ixabepilone is usually given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment. It is a microtubule inhibitor. It kills cancer cells. Ixabepilone contains alcohol, so you may feel dizzy or drowsy. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while receiving ixabepilone. Ixabepilone is usually given once every three weeks.


IXABEPILONE is generally used to treat: Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)


  • Before using ixabepilone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of bleeding problems, diabetes, heart problems, liver problems, bone marrow problems, and nerve problems.
  • This medication contains alcohol. It may make you dizzy or drowsy. Marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose. Wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infections.
  • To lower your risk of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.
  • This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) with your doctor.
  • It is not known if ixabepilone passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Common Side-Effects

IXABEPILONE : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Body Pain, Body Burning Sensation, Burning Micturition, Chills, Cough, Fever, Head Headache, Loss Of Voice, Lower Back Pain, Nasal Congestion, Pain With Urination, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Throat Soreness, Wheezing, Weight Gain, Fatigue (tiredness)

Serious Side-Effects

IXABEPILONE : Chest Pain, Labored Breathing, Difficulty Breathing, Shortness Of Breath, Rapid Heart Rate (pulse)

Rare Side-Effects

IXABEPILONE : Hives, Pale Skin, Gums Bleeding, Confusion, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Dizziness, Dry Mouth, Fainting, Restless Or Irritability, Lightheadedness, Eyes Sunken Eyes, Increased Thirst, Difficulty Swallowing

Food Interactions

Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with ixabepilone unless specifically directed otherwise by your doctor. Ixabepilone can interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice and the interaction may increase the effects of ixabepilone. You should discuss the use of grapefruit and grapefruit juice with your doctor.

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

Common Drugs with IXABEPILONE as Ingredient