The recommended Halaven dosage your healthcare provider prescribes will be based on several factors, such as your height and weight. This chemotherapy drug is administered intravenously (by IV) on day 1 and day 8 of a 21-day cycle. However, if you develop serious side effects, your treatments may need to be postponed.
An Introduction to Dosing With HalavenThe dose of Halaven™ (eribulin mesylate) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on factors such as:
- Your height
- Your weight
- Your kidney and liver function
- How you respond to the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Halaven Dosage for Breast CancerYour healthcare provider will base your Halaven dose on your body surface area, which is calculated using your height and weight. If you develop dangerous Halaven side effects, your healthcare provider may need to lower your dose and/or delay future treatments. The medication is typically given on day 1 and day 8 of a 21-day cycle.
If your liver or kidney function is not optimal, your healthcare provider may recommend a lower-than-normal dosage of Halaven.
General Information on Receiving HalavenSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Halaven include the following:
- This medication is administered intravenously (by IV) within just a few minutes. However, the entire process will typically take much longer.
- Chemotherapy works best if you can receive it on schedule. However, if you develop serious side effects, your treatments may need to be postponed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Halaven, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.