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What are the side effects of using cabazitaxel (Jevtana) for prostate cancer?

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Side effects from cabazitaxel (Jevtana) include:

  • Neutropenia, a loss of white blood cells
  • Anemia
  • Thrombocytopenia, a loss of platelets in the blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Weakness
  • Kidney failure

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

Cancer Research UK.  

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

National Cancer Institute. 

Cancer Research UK.  

News release, Astellas Pharma Inc.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on July 24, 2018

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