Herceptin Hylecta


What is Herceptin Hylecta used for?

Trastuzumab is used to treat a certain type of breast cancer that makes more than usual amounts of a substance in your body (HER2 protein). Trastuzumab belongs to a class of medications known as monoclonal antibodies. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. This product also contains hyaluronidase, which helps your body absorb trastuzumab given by injection under the skin. This monograph is about the following trastuzumab products: trastuzumab (subcutaneous) and trastuzumab-hyaluronidase-oysk. These products are not the same as other trastuzumab products, including trastuzumab emtansine, or trastuzumab given by injection into a vein, and should not be used in place of each other.




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Herceptin Hylecta Frequently Asked Questions

Trastuzumab may cause serious heart problems, including heart failure. The risk of heart problems is increased if you also use an anthracycline (such as doxorubicin). Your doctor may stop treatment with this medication if heart problems occur. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of heart failure (such as shortness of breath, swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain).

Serious (possibly fatal) breathing problems may happen with your injection, usually during or within 24 hours of the dose. Get medical help right away if you have coughing or trouble breathing.

Trastuzumab can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. Discuss reliable forms of birth control with your doctor.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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