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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking eribulin (Halaven)?
You should not use eribulin if you are allergic to it.
To make sure you can safely take eribulin, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
It is not known whether eribulin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using eribulin.
How is eribulin given (Halaven)?
Eribulin is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting.
Eribulin is usually given once per week for 2 weeks in a row, on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day treatment cycle. This 21-day cycle is then repeated until your doctor decides that eribulin is no longer an appropriate treatment for your condition. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Eribulin can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. Your blood will need to be tested often. Your cancer treatments may be delayed based on the results of these tests. Your heart function may also need to be checked using an electrocardiograph or ECG (sometimes called an EKG). Visit your doctor regularly.
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