Ixempra is the trade name for the generic chemotherapy drug Ixabepilone. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Ixempra when referring to the generic drug name Ixabepilone.
Ixempra is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. Ixempra is classified as an "antimicrotubule agent" or an "epothilone B analog".
What Ixempra Is Used For:
Ixempra is used in the treatment of metastatic or locally-advanced breast cancer.
How Ixempra Is Given:
Ixempra is given as an infusion into the vein (intravenous, IV).
The amount of Ixempra that you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition you have. Your doctor will determine your exact Ixempra dosage and schedule.