Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Jevtana

Descriptions


Note: Women of childbearing potential should not use or handle this medicine. Cabazitaxel can cause birth defects in male fetuses.

Cabazitaxel injection is given together with a steroid medicine (e.g., prednisone, Deltasone®, Sterapred®) to treat men with metastatic (cancer that has already spread) prostate cancer. It is used in patients who have already been treated with other medicines that did not work well.

Cabazitaxel belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastics. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected, other unwanted effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor.

This medicine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

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