HALAVEN® treatment for metastatic breast cancer: Common side effects
The most common side effects of HALAVEN in adults with metastatic breast cancer include
The most common serious side effects reported in adults receiving HALAVEN include low white blood cells with or without a fever.
- Low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
- Low red blood cell count (anemia)
- Weakness or tiredness
- Hair loss (alopecia)
What if I have side effects?
Always let your health care team know about any side effects you have, especially if they continue or become worse.
Medicines can also help you manage certain side effects
—For example, white blood cell boosters can help manage low white
- In some cases, side effects do not improve after lowering or delaying
the dose of HALAVEN, and you may need to stop taking HALAVEN
When should I call my health care provider (HCP)?
You should alert your health care team immediately if you notice any changes in your body or experience any of the following symptoms of infection:
- Fever (temperature above 100.5° F)
- Burning or pain when you urinate
- Numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands and feet
Tell your HCP about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. The information on this site doesn't include all of the possible side effects of HALAVEN and doesn't take the place of talking with your doctor or other health care provider about your medical condition or treatment.