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About your treatment
Your doctor has ordered the drug mesna to help treat your illness. Mesna can be injected into a vein or the liquid can be mixed in juice and taken by mouth. Depending on your treatment schedule, mesna will be given prior to and after each dose of chemotherapy or mixed in the same bag with your chemotherapy.
This medication is used to protect the bladder wall from the harmful effects of some cancer-fighting drugs.
Before taking mesna,
Side effects from mesna are common and include:
Tell your doctor if the following symptom is severe or lasts for several hours:
If you experience the following symptom, call your doctor immediately:
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT