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Kadcyla 160mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction

Kadcyla 160mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer. It is used to treat certain types of breast cancer (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, HER-2) which have spread to other organs and have not responded to other cancer medicines.

Kadcyla 160mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include tiredness, nausea, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, and bleeding. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Kadcyla Injection

Side effects of Kadcyla Injection

Common
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Bleeding
  • Low blood platelets
  • Headache
  • Liver disorder
  • Constipation
  • Nosebleeds

How to use Kadcyla Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Kadcyla Injection works

Kadcyla 160mg Injection is an anti-cancer medicine. It binds to HER2 receptors on breast cancer cells and flags the cancer cells for destruction by the body's immune system. It also goes into the cancer cells to release a chemotherapy medicine (emtansine) and stop them from growing and dividing.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Kadcyla 160mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kadcyla 160mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Kadcyla 160mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Kadcyla 160mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Kadcyla 160mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Kadcyla 160mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kadcyla 160mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Kadcyla Injection?

If you miss a dose of Kadcyla 160mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

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If any symtom of brest cancer if have whats the cure
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
First is confirmation of breast cancerChance of cure depends on stage of cancer
BREAST CANCER , PET REPORT SAYS INFECTION IN SKELETON.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Metastatic breast cancer, send me previous treatment details
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Q. What is the use of Kadcyla?

Kadcyla is used to treat HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer) after prior treatment with trastuzumab and a taxane.

Q. How is Kadcyla different?

Kadcyla is a conjugate of the HER2 directed trastuzumab and a highly toxic microtubule-targeted drug (emtansine). Thus it is made up of 2 cancer-fighting agents in 1 medicine- The monoclonal antibody trastuzumab and a chemotherapy emtansine. Kadcyla brings chemotherapy medicine (emtansine) into HER2-positive cells and kills them. It is designed to cause less harm to normal cells.

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References
  1. Kadcyla. Ado-trastuzumab emtansine. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ado-trastuzumab emtansine. South San Francisco, CA: Genentech, Inc.; [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Trastuzumab emtansine. Emil-Barell-Strasse: Roche Registration GmbH; 2013 [revised 17 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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