Trasturel 440mg Injection

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Introduction

Trasturel 440mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast and stomach cancer. It works by killing the cancer cells by inhibiting HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor protein).

Trasturel 440mg 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 nausea, headache, rash, insomnia, and infection. 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. You must have to inform your doctor if you experience breathlessness, cough, shivering, swelling of legs and arm.

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 Trasturel Injection

Benefits of Trasturel Injection

In Breast cancer

Trasturel 440mg Injection is used to treat breast cancer when other medicines have failed to show significant improvement. It helps to stop cancer growth and further spread and relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from nipple or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. This medicine is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

In Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer also known as gastric cancer, may occur in the inner lining (called mucosa) of the stomach or in the walls of the stomach. These are of various kinds depending on the origin, affected area and severity of the cancer. Trasturel 440mg Injection helps to kill the cancer cells and also stops their further growth and spread. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Trasturel Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Trasturel

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Chills
  • Common cold
  • Cough
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Heart failure
  • Infection
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Mucosal inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Taste change
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Weight loss

How to use Trasturel Injection

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

How Trasturel Injection works

Trasturel 440mg Injection is a recombinant IgG1 monoclonal antibody. It works against the HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor protein) receptors which are responsible for the over-proliferation of cancer cells in breast cancer and stomach cancer cells. It destroys the cancer cells by inhibiting HER2. It also inhibits various cancer-causing downstream signaling pathways.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Trasturel 440mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trasturel 440mg 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Trasturel 440mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Trasturel 440mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Trasturel 440mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Trasturel 440mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Trasturel 440mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Trasturel Injection?

If you miss a dose of Trasturel 440mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • It is given as an injection into your vein or under the skin, usually over 1 hour.
  • Use effective contraception method to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine and for 7 months after you stop the treatment. 
  • Your doctor will monitor your heart regularly while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms such as breathlessness, cough, shivering, swelling of legs and arm.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Monoclonal antibody (mAb)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
HER2/neu (ErbB2) Inhibitor- Monoclonal antibody

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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FAQs

Q. What are the serious side effects of Trasturel 440mg Injection?

There are various side effects related to Trasturel 440mg Injection such as sore throat, fever, chills, excessive tiredness, pale skin, nosebleeds, and other unusual bruising or bleeding. One can also experience stomach pain, seizures, hallucinations, muscle cramps, and spasms. Along with that, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, rapid heart beat, discoloration of urine; decreased amount of urine, difficulty in urinating, pain when urinating, and other signs of infection can also be observed with the use of Trasturel 440mg Injection. You should call your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.

Q. How long after Trasturel 440mg Injection therapy can I get pregnant?

Women of child-bearing age should use effective contraception during Trasturel 440mg Injection therapy and for 7 months after completing the treatment. You can plan your pregnancy after 7 months of treatment with Trasturel 440mg Injection.

Q. How long should Trasturel 440mg Injection be taken?

Patients with early breast cancer should take Trasturel 440mg Injection for 1 year or until disease recurs, whichever occurs first. It is not advised to extend the treatment beyond 1 year in patients of early breast cancer.

Q. Is fasting required before administering Trasturel 440mg Injection?

No, fasting is not required before administering Trasturel 440mg Injection. It should be given under the guidance of a doctor who is experienced in giving cancer chemotherapy and should be given only by a healthcare professional.

Q. How is Trasturel 440mg Injection given, intravenously or intramuscularly?

There are 2 different formulations available for administration of Trasturel 440mg Injection, one is given as an infusion into a vein (intravenous infusion) and the other is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection). It is important to check the product labels to ensure that the correct formulation is being given as prescribed. Trasturel 440mg Injection intravenous formulation is not for subcutaneous use and should be given as an intravenous infusion only. Your doctor may consider switching your Trasturel 440mg Injection intravenous treatment to Trasturel 440mg Injection subcutaneous treatment (and vice versa) if considered appropriate for you.

Q. Can Trasturel 440mg Injection be given to HER2 negative cancer patients?

No, Trasturel 440mg Injection cannot be given in patients with HER2 negative cancer cells. Trasturel 440mg Injection belongs to class of monoclonal antibody. It binds selectively to a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). HER2 is found, in large amounts, on the surface of some cancer cells. When Trasturel 440mg Injection binds to HER2, it stops the growth and spread of the cancer cells. Therefore, it is only effective in HER2 positive patients (in which HER2 is present) and will not be beneficial for HER2 negative patients (in which HER2 is not present).

Q. Why has my doctor advised for investigations of heart?

Trasturel 440mg Injection when used with anthracycline class of anti-cancer medicines (eg doxorubicin) may adversely affect your heart. Hence, your doctor needs to check the health of your heart initially before starting treatment and during treatment.

Q. How frequently heart investigations are required?

Heart investigations should be performed at the starting of the treatment. It should be repeated every 3 months during treatment and every 6 months after the discontinuation of treatment until 24 months from the last administration of Trasturel 440mg Injection. Those patients who already have heart-related problems will require investigations every 12 weeks.

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Country of origin: India

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