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Eribulin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Cancer-related

Eribulin - What is it for

Eribulin is an intravenous chemotherapy used for the treatment of certain types of cancer.

Eribulin - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Eribulin cause?

Early side effects
  • Mild nausea and vomiting may occur
    There are medications available, which may prevent or decrease these side effects. If you are given these medications, take them as directed.

Delayed side effects

  • A drop in the white blood cell counts may occur 7 to 14 days after treatment
  • Temporary hair loss may occur several weeks after treatment
  • Numbness, tingling or burning sensation on fingers and toes
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation or diarrhea

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher
  • Diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black tarry stools
  • Any shortness of breath, chest pain or fast heartbeat

Before taking Eribulin, what precautions must I follow?

  • Medications that affect your heartbeat may interact with Eribulin. Inform your doctor if you are taking such medications.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Eribulin?

Eribulin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Eribulin be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Eribulin - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Eribulin safely?

How should I store Eribulin?

How should I dispose of Eribulin safely?

Eribulin - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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