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Eribulin Mesylate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Eribulin Mesylate

Generic Name : Eribulin Mesylate
Pronunciation : ER-i-BUE-lin
Latest prescription information about Eribulin Mesylate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy

Trade Names/Brand Names of Eribulin Mesylate

International- Halaven.

Why is Eribulin Mesylate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticancer agent, prescribed for breast cancer. It prevents the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.


When should Eribulin Mesylate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with irregular heartbeat, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Eribulin Mesylate?

IV- The recommended dose is 1.4 mg/m2 over 2 to 5 minutes infusion on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle.

How should Eribulin Mesylate be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Eribulin Mesylate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, heart problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

It may cause burning, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet; if it is so consult with your doctor.

Avoid contact with people who have infections.

Avoid live vaccination during the treatment period.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

Monitor complete blood cell counts and heart function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Eribulin Mesylate?

   Most Common : Decrease in white blood cells, anemia, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, nerve disease, nausea, and constipation.
   Central Nervous system : Headache.
   General : Weakness, fatigue and fever.
   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea and vomiting.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint/muscle pain, back pain, bone pain and pain in extremity.
   Metabolic : Loss of appetite and decreased weight.
   Respiratory : Cough and difficulty in breathing.
   Genitourinary : Urinary tract infection.

What are the other precautions for Eribulin Mesylate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Eribulin Mesylate?

Store it at room temperature (25�C), Do not freeze.

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