Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Jevtana
Generic Name: cabazitaxel (Pronunciation: ka BAZ i TAX el)
What is cabazitaxel (Jevtana)?
Cabazitaxel is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Cabazitaxel is usually given after other cancer medicines have been tried without successful treatment.
Cabazitaxel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of cabazitaxel (Jevtana)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives, red skin rash; difficult breathing; feeling light-headed; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about cabazitaxel (Jevtana)?
Do not use cabazitaxel if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to cabazitaxel, or if you have liver disease, low white blood cell counts, or an allergy to any medicine that contains polysorbate 80.
You should not breast-feed while you are receiving cabazitaxel.
Before you receive cabazitaxel, tell your doctor if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to any medication.
Cabazitaxel is used together with prednisone, and you may also be given other medications to help prevent certain side effects. Use all medications as directed by your doctor.
To make sure cabazitaxel is helping your condition and not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested often.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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