Mesna is a drug used to prevent bleeding in the bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis) and kidney during chemotherapy with Ifosfamide (Ifex) and Cyclophosphamide. Mesna is not a chemotherapy drug. While you are given the treatment, your urine is closely monitored and tested for any signs of blood. If blood is present in your urine, you will be given extra Mesna.
How it is Administered
Since Mesna is given along with the chemotherapy drugs it is difficult to distinguish its side effects. There has been very few of the side effects that have been practically experienced or noticed. If you experience any of the side effect mentioned below, immediately discuss it with your doctor.