Herclon Trastuzumab 440 mg Injection
Brand Name: Herclon 440 mg
Strength: 440 mg
Manufactured by: Roche
Packing: Pack of 1 vial
IS HERCLON INJECTION?
HERCLON Trastuzumab is one of a group of cancer drugs called monoclonal antibodies. Monoclonal antibodies are sometimes called targeted therapies because they work by ‘targeting’ specific proteins (receptors) on the surface of cells. Some cancers have too much of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) on the surface of their cells. These are called HER2-positive cancers. The extra HER2 receptors stimulate the cancer cells to divide and grow. Trastuzumab locks on to the HER2 protein and blocks the receptor. This stops the cells from dividing and growing.
USES OF HERCLON INJECTION:
Herclon 440 Mg Injection is used in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. It works on tumors known to over express the protein HER2/neu. It also treats gastric cancer.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
A few possible side effects of this drug are- fever and chills after the first doze. The doctor may provide medicine to prevent this side effect. Other includes pain in the body, nausea and weakness.
Trastuzumab may cause some side effects. Most side effects from Trastuzumab are common, but a few can be serious. But many people don't feel the side effects, or they are able to deal with them. Side effects are also listed in the information that comes with Trastuzumab:
Possible Side Effects of Herclon Injection : Diarrhea ; Redness or irritation at injection (IV) site ; Muscle/joint/back pain ; Sleep problems (insomnia), Altered sense of taste ; Tiredness ; Mild skin rash ; Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sinus pain, sneezing, or sore throat etc.
Side effects that are less common, but may occur none the less are diarrhea, headache, cough, vomiting, rashes and problems with breathing.
When it comes to serious side effects of Herclon 440 Mg Injection, problems with the ‘pumping action of the heart’ is very common. This increases the chances of a heart attack in cancer patients who may already be suffering from heart disease.
Serious Side Effects of Herclon Injection: Increased coughing; Swelling of the hands/ankles/feet; Sudden unexplained weight gain; Unusual tiredness; Tingling or numbness (e.g., in the hands, feet, leg); Fast or pounding heartbeat; Easy bruising or bleeding etc.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Trastuzumab cancer medicine. Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. To learn more about possible side effects of Herclon (Trastuzumab), read the drug label or package insert or talk to your health care provider.