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Amifostine Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

AMIFOSTINE (am i FOS teen) is a protective medicine. It is used to prevent or lessen the kidney damage that can be caused by cisplatin chemotherapy. It is also used to prevent some side effects caused by radiation therapy to the head or neck.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • dehydrated

  • heart disease

  • history of stroke or TIAs

  • irregular heartbeat

  • low blood pressure

  • low levels of calcium in the blood

  • taking medicine for high blood pressure

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to amifostine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • medicines for blood pressure

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. Visit your doctor as directed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • chest pain or tightness

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • fever, chills

  • low blood pressure

  • nausea, vomiting

  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

  • seizures

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • flushing

  • hiccups

  • sneezing

  • tired

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.


Broward Health Imperial Point is recognized for its excellent outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. For more than 40 years, we have been professionally treating patients from Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County.

Broward Health Imperial Point works with patients to help return them to optimal function. The emphasis is on teaching patients to take responsibility for their improvement and understanding how to maintain and improve joint function over their lifetime.

Specialty Areas of Treatment in Orthopedics

  • Shoulder injuries: impingement, rotator cuff dysfunction, labral tears and instabilities
  • Knee injuries: patella femoral dysfunction, ligamentous sprains, meniscal tears, postoperative open and arthroscopic techniques
  • Total joint replacement: knee, hip, shoulder and ankle
  • Lumbo-pelvic treatments for disc disease and herniation, SI joint dysfunction and stenosis
  • Cervical spine disc disease and herniation, stenosis and acute wry neck
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Frozen shoulder management
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation for the spine and extremities

Specialty Areas of Treatment in Geriatrics

  • Degenerative disc management for lumbar and cervical spine
  • Stenosis of the spine
  • After-fracture care
  • Joint replacement rehabilitation
  • Osteoporosis, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty

Certified Practitioner in the McKenzie® Method

  • Treats spinal dysfunction and pain with an exercise- and posture-based program
  • Emphasizes patient understanding of problem movements and postures so patients can learn movements and ways to reduce their pain
  • Often eliminates the need for expensive and invasive treatment

For further information on the McKenzie Method® call 954-776-8830 or email a Broward Health Imperial Point therapist with questions.

Let the Broward Health Imperial Point team of dedicated healthcare professionals help you get back into action. The Rehabilitation Services Department is conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital with easy access through the hospital’s south entrance.

For more information regarding physical therapy, please call 954-776-8830. Prescriptions are required for evaluation by a physical therapist. Broward Health Imperial Point works with most insurance companies and accepts cash payments if no insurance is available. Need a doctor? Call the Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400.

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