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What Is Eribulin Used For?

How Does Eribulin Work?

Eribulin is part of a group of medications called microtubule inhibitors. It works by preventing cell division and, eventually, causing the cell to die.
 
While eribulin can kill both healthy and cancerous cells, it has a greater effect on cells that are multiplying rapidly. Generally, cancer cells multiply more rapidly than healthy cells and are, therefore, more affected by eribulin.
 

Can Children Use It?

Eribulin has not been adequately studied in children or adolescents under the age of 18 years old. It is not known if eribulin is safe or effective for children.
 

Is Eribulin Used Off-Label?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend eribulin for something other than treating metastatic breast cancer. This is referred to as an "off-label" use. Using eribulin for treating other types of cancer or in combination with other types of chemotherapy would be considered off-label uses of this drug.
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