Jevtana

Active Ingredient(s): Cabazitaxel
FDA Approved: * June 17, 2010
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Jevtana Overview

Cabazitaxel (previously XRP-6258, trade name Jevtana) is a semi-synthetic derivative of a natural taxoid.[1] It was developed by Sanofi-Aventis and was approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer on June 17, 2010. It is a microtubule inhibitor, and the fourth taxane to be approved as a cancer therapy.[2][unreliable source?] Cabazitaxel in combination with prednisone is a treatment option for hormone-refractor...

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Jevtana and shortness of breath

I have received at least four Jevtana infusions and my onconologist is letting me rest now. I have many of the side effects listed, but the most disconcerting is the shortness of breath and fatigue. I can only walk a few feet or be involved in minimal exertion and I am gasping for air. I use pursed-lip breathing which helps. I have advanced prostate cancer with bone metastases. Does anyone know when the the "shortness of breath" episodes will end after no longer infusing Jevtana over a period of months? Thank you for your response. ## Has your Oncologist given you any ideas on how long it may last? The information available in these medications is usually very limited and this one is not exception, as you can see here: ## Verwon, I saw my medical oncologist yesterday (4/11/2012)...

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Jevtana

I have had Jevtana every 3 weeks since October 2010. My last dose on Monday the 30th of January is by far the worse. Have had developed a cough, and flem before the 30th. Now I am weak, get out of breath, and tired. I have prostate cancer with bone metastases. Is there anyone else onthis treatment?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Cabazitaxel
  • Injection: 20mg/ml(60mg/3ml), 60mg/1.5ml, 60mg/1.5ml(40mg/ml)
  • Solution: 60mg/1.5ml (40mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Jevtana: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0024-5824 Jevtana Kit by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

Other drugs which contain Cabazitaxel or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Jevtana and shortness of breath
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I have had Jevtana every 3 weeks since October 2010. My last dose on Monday the 30th of January is by far the worse. Hav...






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