Jevtana and Alcohol
Jevtana generic name cabazitaxel belongs to the family of cancer medications that interfere with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It is used in combination with prednisone to treat prostate cancer that has spread (metasticized) to other parts of the body and is usually used after other cancer treatments have proven ineffective.
Do not use Jevtana if you are pregnant as it may hurt the unborn baby.
It is suggested that you do not drink alcohol or use a herbal supplement that contains St John’s wort as side effects may be greatly increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Before using this drug advise your physician if you are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, allergic to any other drug or substance, have liver disease, low white blood cell counts or an allergy to any medicine that contains polysorbate 80.
Less serious side effects are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, mild diarrhea, weakness, feeling tired, joint pain, back pain, numbness, burning pain, tingling in your hands or feet, changes in your sense of taste or hair loss. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are fever, cough, chills, muscle aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth or throat, rapid shallow breathing, fainting, pale skin, lightheaded, short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, severe or ongoing diarrhea, trouble breathing, very thirsty or hot, unable to urinate, heavy sweating, hot and dry skin, swelling or rapid weight gain, blood in your urine, pain or burning when you urinate. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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