What activities should I avoid while taking ifosfamide?

Avoid contact with people who have viral or fungal infections, colds or contagious diseases such as  chicken pox, the measles and mumps while taking ifosfamide, which can weaken your immune system. Don't get live virus vaccines or spend time around someone who has recently taken an oral polio vaccine because of your increased risk for contracting the virus while on the drug.

Don't get pregnant or breastfeed while on the drug because of the risk of birth defects and damage to a developing baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while using ifosfamide.

Avoid getting ifosfamide on your skin or in your eyes; flush your eyes for 15 minutes with water and use soap and warm water to wipe the medication from your skin and then seek medical attention.

Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Do not have any dental work or surgery without first telling your doctor that you are taking ifosfamide.

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