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Anemia, fatigue, and low levels of certain white blood cells are some of the most common side effects of Halaven. As with any chemotherapy medication, some of the most common side effects can be quite dangerous, and most people will experience significant reactions. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you experience easy bruising, difficulty breathing, or severe vomiting when receiving this drug.

An Introduction to Halaven Side Effects

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

Common Side Effects of Halaven

Halaven has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people receiving Halaven were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a group of people receiving different types of chemotherapy.
 
In these studies, the most common side effects of Halaven included but were not limited to:
 
 
Other common side effects, occurring in 10 to 22 percent of people, included:
 
 
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