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Anemia, nausea, and low levels of certain white blood cells are some of the most common side effects of Jevtana. As with any chemotherapy medication, some of the most common side effects can be quite dangerous and most people will experience significant reactions. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you experience chest pain, difficulty breathing, or severe vomiting when receiving this drug.

An Introduction to Jevtana Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Jevtana® (cabazitaxel) can cause side effects. With a majority of medications, the most common side effects typically are bothersome but not usually dangerous. However, as is typical with chemotherapy medications, some of the most common side effects of Jevtana can be quite dangerous. Most people will experience significant side effects with this medication.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Jevtana. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Jevtana

Jevtana has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people given Jevtana plus prednisone were documented and then compared to those that occurred in a group of people who received a different chemotherapy drug (mitoxantrone) plus prednisone.
Based on these studies, the most common bothersome (but not usually dangerous) Jevtana side effects included:
Other common reactions, occurring in 5 to 22 percent of people, included:
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