Eribulin Mesylate

A Novel Halichondrin B Analogue for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Ali McBride, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS; Sara K. Butler, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

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Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012;69(9):745-755. 

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Eribulin mesylate is available as 1-mg vials for single-use infusion. Since the recommended dose is 1.4 mg/m2 i.v. on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle, a woman with an average body surface area of 1.7 m2 would require 2.4 mg per dose, which equates to three vials of eribulin. The average wholesale price of eribulin is $1037 for the 1-mg/2 mL vial.[33] Each dose would cost approximately $2488, or $4977 per treatment cycle.

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