Tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly if any of these effects persist or worsen:
- pain/redness/swelling at the injection site
- muscle/joint pain
- loss of appetite
Temporary hair loss may occur. Normal hair growth should return after treatment has ended.
This medication can lower your body’s ability to fight an infection.
Painful sores on the lips, mouth, and throat may occur.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
- swollen hands/ankles/feet
- fainting, pale skin
- easy/unusual bruising/bleeding
- sudden weight gain
- signs of a loss of too much body water (e.g., decreased urination, increased thirst, dry mouth)
Ixabepilone can sometimes affect how your nerves work (peripheral neuropathy).
Treatment with ixabepilone may sometimes cause your hands/feet to develop a skin reaction called hand-foot syndrome (palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia), especially when this drug is given with capecitabine.
Get medical help right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:
- fast/irregular heartbeat
- shortness of breath
- chest pain
- bloody/black stools
- vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- vision changes
- sudden confusion
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.