Generic Name(s): cabazitaxel
Cabazitaxel is the generic name for the trade name drug Jevtana®. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Jevtana® when referring to the generic drug name cabazitaxel.
Jevtana is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as a "taxane derivitive" and an "anti-microtubule agent." (For more detail, see "How Jevtana Works" below)
What Jevtana Is Used For:
Jevtana is approved for treatment [in combination with prednisone] for treatment of patients with castrate resistant metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing treatment regimen.
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.
How Jevtana Is Given:
The amount of Jevtana that you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition you have. Your doctor will determine your exact dosage and schedule.
Jevtana Side effects:
Important things to remember about the side effects of Jevtana:
The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for patients taking Jevtana: