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General Information on Trastuzumab

Generic Name : Trastuzumab

Pronunciation : tras too' zoo mab

Latest prescription information about Trastuzumab. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Immunological Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Trastuzumab

India : 

International : 

Herceptin

Why is Trastuzumab Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for breast cancer either alone or in combination with other medications. It kills cancer cells. 

When should Trastuzumab not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Trastuzumab?

Dose of trastuzumab varies according to different regimens used to treat cancer.

How should Trastuzumab be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection administered by healthcare providers, once every 3 weeks or once a week along with other chemotherapy medications, and then once every 3 weeks after treatment.

What are the warnings and precautions for Trastuzumab?

Caution should be exercised in elderly patients, and children.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Do not change the dose without consulting with your doctor.

What are the other precautions for Trastuzumab?

It may affect heart functions.

What are the storage conditions for Trastuzumab?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8�C).

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hsbrar79, India

Contains good detailed information.. The price need to be revised which has now came down.

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