trastuzumab - injection, Herceptin
GENERIC NAME: TRASTUZUMAB - INJECTION (trass-TOOZE-you-mob)
BRAND NAME(S): Herceptin
WARNING: Trastuzumab may lead to serious heart problems, including heart failure. The risk of heart problems is increased if you also use an anthracycline (e.g., doxorubicin). Your doctor may need to stop this medication if heart problems occur.
Trastuzumab use may sometimes result in a serious reaction to the IV infusion with serious lung problems. If these problems occur, they usually happen while the drug is being given or within 24 hours of the dose. If you have trouble breathing or severe dizziness/fainting, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately because your IV infusion may need to be stopped.
See also Side Effects section.
Trastuzumab can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. It should only be used during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh these risks. See also Precautions section.
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