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Some of the common eribulin side effects include anemia, nausea, and low levels of certain white blood cells. Just like many chemotherapy medications, eribulin is likely to cause significant problems, many of which can be potentially dangerous. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious side effects, such as fainting, easy bruising, or a fever.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Eribulin

As with any medicine, eribulin mesylate (Halaven™) can cause side effects.
With most 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 eribulin 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 eribulin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Eribulin Side Effects to Report

Many of eribulin's side effects are potentially very serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs or symptoms of any infection, such as a fever
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, which can lead to dangerous dehydration
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, which may be signs of an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Signs of a serious allergic reaction or a less serious infusion reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Redness of the face
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Low blood pressure.
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