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Herceptin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is trastuzumab (Herceptin)?
- What are the possible side effects of trastuzumab (Herceptin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about trastuzumab (Herceptin)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving trastuzumab (Herceptin)?
- How is trastuzumab given (Herceptin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Herceptin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Herceptin)?
- What should I avoid while receiving trastuzumab (Herceptin)?
- What other drugs will affect trastuzumab (Herceptin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Herceptin)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment for your trastuzumab injection.
What happens if I overdose (Herceptin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a trastuzumab overdose are unknown.
What should I avoid while receiving trastuzumab (Herceptin)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are being treated with trastuzumab.
What other drugs will affect trastuzumab (Herceptin)?
There may be other drugs that can affect trastuzumab. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about trastuzumab.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Herceptin Information
- Herceptin Drug Interactions Center: trastuzumab iv
- Herceptin Side Effects Center
- Herceptin Overview including Precautions
- Herceptin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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