Mesna prevents certain side effects that affect the bladder caused by a certain cancer chemotherapy. Drink at least 1 quart (4 cups; about 1 liter) of liquid daily while taking the tablets.
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Uses of Mesna
Mesna is used in the prevention of:
- Drug Toxicity
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Mesna Brand Names
Mesna may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Mesna Drug Class
Mesna is part of the drug class:
This is not a complete list of Mesnadrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Mesna and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Mesna falls into category B:
There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Mesna. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Mesna, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.
Take mesna exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Mesna dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Mesna is available in the following doses:
- Ifosfamide-mesna 1 G-1 G Intravenous Kit
- Ifosfamide-mesna 3 G-1 G Intravenous Kit
- Mesna 100 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
- Mesna 400 Mg Oral Tablet
- Mesna Intravenous Kit
Forms of Medication
Mesna is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution
- Oral Tablet