JEVTANA is a prescription anti-cancer medicine used with the steroid medicine prednisone. JEVTANA is used to treat men with advanced prostate cancer that has worsened (progressed) after treatment with other anti-cancer medicines, including docetaxel.
Jevtana may work in tumors that have become resistant to docetaxel. That means JEVTANA may be an option for you even if docetaxel is no longer working.
Important Information regarding Jevtana:
JEVTANA may cause serious side effects, including low white blood cells. Low white blood cells can cause you to get serious infections, and may lead to death. The earliest sign of infection may be fever, so tell your doctor right away if you have a fever. People who are 65 years or older may be more likely to have these problems. JEVTANA should not be given to patients with low white blood cell counts.
JEVTANA can also cause severe allergic reactions. Severe allergic reactions can happen within a few minutes after your infusion of JEVTANA starts, especially during the first and second infusions. Your doctor should prescribe medicines before each infusion to help prevent severe allergic reactions.
You should not take JEVTANA if you have had a severe allergic reaction to JEVTANA or other medicines that contain polysorbate 80. Ask your doctor if you are not sure.