Trasturel 440mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast and stomach cancer. It works by killing the cancer cells by inhibiting HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor protein).
Trasturel 440mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. click here: Trasturel
most common side effects
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, headache, rash, insomnia, and infection. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels. You must have to inform your doctor if you experience breathlessness, cough, shivering, swelling of legs and arm.
Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
USES OF TRASTUREL INJECTION
- Breast cancer
- Stomach cancer
BENEFITS OF TRASTUREL INJECTION
In Breast cancer
In Stomach cancer
SIDE EFFECTS OF TRASTUREL INJECTION
Common side effects of Trasturel
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Common cold
- Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
- Heart failure
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
- Mucosal inflammation
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Taste change
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Weight loss
HOW TO USE TRASTUREL INJECTION
HOW TRASTUREL INJECTION WORKS
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE TRASTUREL INJECTION?
- It is given as an injection into your vein or under the skin, usually over 1 hour.
- Use effective contraception method to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine and for 7 months after you stop the treatment.
- Your doctor will monitor your heart regularly while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms such as breathlessness, cough, shivering, swelling of legs and arm.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Q. What are the serious side effects of Trasturel 440mg Injection?
There are various side effects related to Injection such as sore throat, fever, chills, excessive tiredness, pale skin, nosebleeds, and other unusual bruising or bleeding. One can also experience stomach pain, seizures, hallucinations, muscle cramps, and spasms.
Along with that, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, rapid heart beat, discoloration of urine; decreased amount of urine, difficulty in urinating, pain when urinating, and other signs of infection can also be observed with the use of Injection. You should call your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.
Q. How long after Trasturel 440mg Injection therapy can I get pregnant?
Q. How long should Trasturel 440mg Injection be taken?
Q. Is fasting required before administering Trasturel 440mg Injection?
Q. How is Trasturel 440mg Injection given, intravenously or intramuscularly?
There are 2 different formulations available for administration of Injection, one is given as an infusion into a vein (intravenous infusion) and the other is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection). It is important to check the product labels to ensure that the correct formulation is being given as prescribed.
Injection intravenous formulation is not for subcutaneous use and should be given as an intravenous infusion only. Your doctor may consider switching your Injection intravenous treatment to Trasturel 440mg Injection subcutaneous treatment (and vice versa) if considered appropriate for you.
Q. Can Trasturel 440mg Injection be given to HER2 negative cancer patients?
No, Injection cannot be given in patients with HER2 negative cancer cells. Trasturel 440mg Injection belongs to class of monoclonal antibody. It binds selectively to a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). HER2 is found, in large amounts, on the surface of some cancer cells.
When Injection binds to HER2, it stops the growth and spread of the cancer cells. Therefore, it is only effective in HER2 positive patients (in which HER2 is present) and will not be beneficial for HER2 negative patients (in which HER2 is not present).