Trastuzumab
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Trastuzumab?

(tras TU zoo mab)

• This medicine is used to treat breast cancer.

• This medicine is used to treat stomach cancer.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes, aches, pains, and sweating. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Risk of infection. Avoid people with infections, colds, or flu.

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