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- Advise patients to contact a health care professional immediately for any of the following: new onset or worsening shortness of breath, cough, swelling of the ankles/legs, swelling of the face, palpitations, weight gain of more than 5 pounds in 24 hours, dizziness or loss of consciousness [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
- Advise pregnant women and females of reproductive potential that PERJETA exposure can result in fetal harm, including embryo-fetal death or birth defects [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and Use in Specific Populations]
- Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception while receiving PERJETA and for 7 months following the last dose of PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and Use in Special Populations]
- Advise nursing mothers treated with PERJETA to discontinue nursing or discontinue PERJETA, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother [see Use in Specific Populations].
- If PERJETA is administered during pregnancy or if a patient becomes pregnant while receiving PERJETA or within 7 months following the last dose of PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab, immediately report exposure to the Genentech Adverse Event Line at 1-888-835-2555. Encourage women who are exposed to PERJETA during pregnancy or within 7 months for PERJETA in combination with trastuzumab prior to conception, to enroll in the MotHER Pregnancy Registry by contacting 1-800-690-6720 [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and Use In Specific Populations]
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/12/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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