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What If I Receive an Overdose of Cabazitaxel?An overdose of this medication could be dangerous, as it may cause dangerously low blood counts (see Jevtana Overdose for more information).
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you fail to receive a dose of cabazitaxel on schedule, contact your healthcare provider to set up an appointment for your next dose right away.
How Does Cabazitaxel Work?Cabazitaxel belongs to a group of medications called taxanes. Taxanes stop cancer cells from growing and multiplying by interfering with certain structures in the cell.
When and How to Receive CabazitaxelSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with cabazitaxel include the following:
- This medication is administered intravenously (by IV) once every three weeks. It is combined with oral prednisone tablets, which are taken every day during the treatment period, even between Jevtana infusions.
- You should be given medications (such as a corticosteroid, an antihistamine, and an H2 antagonist) before each dose of cabazitaxel to help prevent allergic reactions.
- The IV is given over a period of one hour.
- For cabazitaxel to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.