How to Take Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine and Dose of Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine


Find out how to take Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine


How it should be taken  

It comes as powder for injection (diluted with fluid), to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

IV- The recommended dose is 3.6 mg/kg every 3 weeks (21-day cycle).

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

None.

Pregnancy Category

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Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or heart problem, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine should not be administered at doses greater than 3.6 mg/kg.
Should not substitute for or with trastuzumab.
Monitor platelet counts prior to each dose of this drug administration.
Perform HER2 testing while taking this medication.
Discontinue this medication in patients diagnosed with interstitial lung disease or pneumonitis.

Storage Conditions  

Store vials in a refrigerator at 2C to 8C.

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