A decrease in white blood cells, or neutropenia, is a side effect of HALAVEN. Your HCP should do a blood test to monitor your blood cells before you receive each dose.
Hair loss is a frequent concern of people with mBC during treatment. It is important to know that you do not have to go through this alone. It can be helpful to speak to others who have had a similar experience by reaching out to support groups in the mBC community.
Nerve problems, or peripheral neuropathy, are another side effect of HALAVEN. Be sure to tell your health care team if you feel numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands and feet. Your doctor may recommend lowering your dose of HALAVEN to help control this problem.
Fatigue is common among people with cancer. It can range from moderate to severe, and though it can be manageable, there isn’t a cure-all to treat it.
Nausea and vomiting are 2 common side effects that you may experience. You can take steps to reduce these symptoms on your own or talk to your health care team about anti-nausea medicines that can help manage these symptoms.
This information can help your health care team support you. Your doctor may lower or delay your dose of HALAVEN. If side effects do not improve, you may need to stop taking HALAVEN.
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 can cause serious side effects, including
Before you receive HALAVEN, tell your health care provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you
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.
Your health care provider will do blood tests before and during treatment while you are taking HALAVEN.
For more information about HALAVEN, please see full Prescribing Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.