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Anti-HER2 Monoclonal Antibody Herceptin® Cancer-related

Trastuzumab - What is it for

Trastuzumab - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Trastuzumab cause?

During infusion

  • Development of itch, rashes, fever, chills and rigors, shortness of breath
    Please alert your nurse immediately if you experience any of the above symptoms.

Other possible side effects

  • Fatigue
  • Flu-like symptoms e.g. headache, weakness and fever

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Persistent or worsening of flu-like symptoms
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of hands or legs
  • Worsening or persistent cough

Before taking Trastuzumab, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Trastuzumab?

Trastuzumab - Dosage and How to Use

How should Trastuzumab be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Trastuzumab - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Trastuzumab safely?

How should I store Trastuzumab?

How should I dispose of Trastuzumab safely?

Trastuzumab - Additional Information

Updated on Monday, November 30, 2020

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