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Who is HALAVEN® (eribulin mesylate) injection for?
HALAVEN® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, and who have already received other types of anticancer medicines after the cancer has spread.
HALAVEN® is also for adults with liposarcoma that cannot be treated with surgery or that has spread to other parts of the body, and who have received treatment with a certain type of anticancer medicine.
Important Safety Information
What safety information do I need to know about HALAVEN®?
HALAVEN® can cause serious side effects, including:
Low white blood cell count (neutropenia). This can lead to serious infections that could lead to death. Your health care provider will check your blood cell counts. Call your health care provider right away if you develop fever (temperature above 100.5°F), chills, cough, or burning or pain when you urinate, as any of these can be symptoms of infection
Numbness, tingling, or pain in your hands or feet (peripheral neuropathy). Peripheral neuropathy is common with HALAVEN® and sometimes can be severe. Tell your health care provider if you have new or worsening symptoms of peripheral neuropathy
Your health care provider may delay or decrease your dose or stop treatment with HALAVEN® if you have side effects
Before you receive HALAVEN®, tell your health care provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you
have liver or kidney problems
have heart problems, including a problem called congenital long QT syndrome
have low potassium or low magnesium in your blood
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. HALAVEN® can harm your unborn baby. Tell your health care provider right away if you become pregnant or think you are pregnant during treatment with HALAVEN®. Females who are able to become pregnant should use an effective form of birth control during treatment with HALAVEN® and for at least 2 weeks after the final dose of HALAVEN® and males should use an effective form of birth control when having sex with female partners who are able to become pregnant during treatment with HALAVEN® and for 3 1/2 months (14 weeks) after the final dose of HALAVEN®
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if HALAVEN® passes into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment with HALAVEN® and for 2 weeks after the final dose of HALAVEN®
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of HALAVEN®?
HALAVEN® can cause changes in your heartbeat (called QT prolongation). This can cause irregular heartbeats. Your health care provider may do heart monitoring (electrocardiogram or ECG) or blood tests during your treatment with HALAVEN® to check for heart problems.
The most common side effects of HALAVEN® in adults with breast cancer include low white blood cell count (neutropenia), low red blood cell count (anemia), weakness or tiredness, hair loss (alopecia), nausea, and constipation.
The most common side effects of HALAVEN® in adults with liposarcoma include tiredness, nausea, hair loss (alopecia), constipation, stomach pain, and fever.
Your health care provider will do blood tests before and during treatment while you are taking HALAVEN®. The most common changes to blood tests in adults with liposarcoma include low white blood cell count (neutropenia) and decreased blood levels of potassium or calcium
HALAVEN® is available by prescription only.