Cabazitaxel is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Cabazitaxel is used together with prednisone to treat prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic).

Cabazitaxel is usually given after other cancer medicines have been tried without success.

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  • Jevtana
  • More common
    Black, tarry stools
    bleeding gums
    bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    blood in the urine or stools
    burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
    chest pain
    chills
    cough
    difficult or labored breathing
    difficult or painful urination
    fever
    lower back or side pain
    pale skin
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    rapid weight gain
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    swollen glands
    tightness in the chest
    unsteadiness or awkwardness
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    unusual weight gain or loss
    weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
    Less common
    Blurred vision
    confusion
    decreased urination
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    dry mouth
    fainting
    fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
    lightheadedness
    rapid breathing
    sunken eyes
    sweating
    thirst
    wrinkled skin
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with cabazitaxel may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    acid or sour stomach
    belching
    change in taste
    constipation
    cracked lips
    decreased weight
    diarrhea
    difficulty with swallowing
    hair loss
    headache
    heartburn
    indigestion
    lack or loss of strength
    loss of appetite
    nausea
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    thinning of the hair
    vomiting
    weight loss
    Less common
    Back pain
    difficulty with moving
    muscle pain or stiffness
    muscle spasms
    pain in the joints
    pain, itching, burning, swelling, or a lump under your skin where the needle is placed
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