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Trastuzumab

Herceptin

TRASTUZUMAB is a monoclonal antibody. It is used to treat breast cancer and stomach cancer. Compare HER2 receptor antagonists.
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Trastuzumab Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor for checks on your progress. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

You may experience fever, chills and shaking during your first infusion. These effects are usually mild and can be treated with other medicines. Report any side effects during the infusion to your health care professional. Fever and chills usually do not happen with later infusions.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 7 months after stopping it. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. Women of child-bearing potential will need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this medicine. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine or for 7 months after stopping it.

Women must use effective birth control with this medicine.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Dizziness

fever or chills

headache

muscle aches

nausea or vomiting

shortness of breath

skin rash

sore throat

stuffy or runny nose

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Bloody nose

cough

diarrhea

difficult or labored breathing

ear congestion or pain

fast or irregular heartbeat

general feeling of discomfort or illness

head congestion

hoarseness or other voice changes

increased cough

joint pain

loss of appetite

nasal congestion

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

shivering

sneezing

sweating

swelling of the feet or lower legs

tightness in the chest

trouble with sleeping

vomiting

Rare

Blue lips and fingernails

blurred vision

chest pain

confusion

cough or hoarseness, accompanied by fever or chills

faintness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position suddenly

itching

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, feet, or sex organs

lower back or side pain, accompanied by fever or chills

painful or difficult urination, accompanied by fever or chills

pale skin

redness of the skin

trouble with breathing

Incidence not known

Black, tarry stools

bloody or cloudy urine

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth

unusual bleeding or bruising

weight gain

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Pain

Less common

Numbness or tingling of the hands or feet

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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