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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Mesna?

(MES na)

• This medicine is used to decrease the bad effects of some cancer medications on the bladder.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Abnormal taste. This is usually reversible.

• Diarrhea.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Belly pain.

• Cough.

• Swelling.

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache,...