A look at some of the potential side effects
Whenever you consider a new therapy, it's important to understand the potential side effects.
The most common side effects of JEVTANA include:
- Low red blood cell count (anemia), which is common with JEVTANA, but can sometimes also be serious. Your healthcare provider will regularly check your red blood cell count. Symptoms of anemia include shortness of breath and tiredness
- Low blood platelet count, which is common with JEVTANA, but can sometimes also be serious. Tell your HCP if you have any unusual bruising or bleeding
- Inflammation of the bladder, which has happened in men who have previously received pelvic radiation therapy. Tell your HCP if you have blood in your urine, burning sensation during urination, or frequent or urgent need to urinate.
- Back pain
- Numbness, tingling, burning, or decreased sensation in your hands or feet
- Shortness of breath
- Stomach pain
- Change in your sense of taste
- Joint pain
- Hair loss
- Decreased appetite
If you have any of the side effects listed above while on JEVTANA, be sure to inform your healthcare provider right away. There may be steps you and your healthcare provider can take to help lessen or manage symptoms that appear while on treatment with JEVTANA.
These are not all the possible side effects of JEVTANA. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Did you know?
JEVTANA may affect not just cancerous cells, but also some healthy cells in your body. This may cause side effects. Before you start JEVTANA, talk to your healthcare provider about potential side effects. There are ways for your healthcare team to help address certain serious side effects, including low white blood cell count, severe allergic reactions, severe stomach and intestine problems and kidney failure.