Eribulin injection is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and that has already been treated with certain other chemotherapy medications. Eribulin is in a class of anticancer medications called microtubule dynamics inhibitors. It works by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.
Eribulin injection comes as a solution (liquid) to be given intravenously (into a vein) over 2 to 5 minutes by a doctor or nurse in a medical office, infusion center, or hospital. It is usually given on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle.
Your doctor may need to delay your treatment or decrease your dose if you experience certain side effects. Be sure to tell your doctor how you are feeling during your treatment.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.
loss of appetite
bone, back, or joint pain
sore throat, cough, fever (temperature greater than 100.5), chills, burning or pain when urinating, or other signs of infection
numbness, burning, or tingling in the arms, legs, hands, or feet
shortness of breath
Eribulin injection may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while you are taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch] or by phone [1-800-332-1088].
In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
sore throat, cough, fever, chills, burning or pain when urinating, or other signs of infection
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your body's response to eribulin injection.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Last Revised - 02/01/2011
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