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    Trastuzumab

    Information about Trastuzumab

    Trastuzumab uses

    Trastuzumab is used in the treatment of breast cancer and stomach cancer.

    How trastuzumab works

    Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody specifically designed to target HER2 receptors on breast cancer cells. It flags the cancer cells for destruction by the body's immune system.

    Common side effects of trastuzumab

    Nausea, Headache, Rash, Reduced blood platelets, Congestive cardiac failure, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Infection, Upper respiratory tract infection, Nasopharyngitis, Fatigue, Fever, Anemia, Chills, Diarrhoea, Cough, Weight loss, Altered taste, Mucosal inflammation, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

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    Expert advice for Trastuzumab

    • Take extreme care while taking trastuzumab as it can cause heart failure, especially if you have heart disease or if you are also receiving certain other cancer medicines.
    • You may need to undergo biopsy test during trastuzumab treatment to check the effect of trastuzumab.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery as trastuzumab may cause fever or chills.
    • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Trastuzumab

    Trastuzumab

    Q. Is Trastuzumab a hazardous drug?
    Yes, Trastuzumab is a hazardous drug and is supposed to be administered under medical supervision only.
    Q. Is Trastuzumab cytotoxic?
    Yes, Trastuzumab is cytotoxic

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)