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