Medication Information Leaflet
Pertuzumab is used to treat HER2-positive breast cancer.
It is a monoclonal antibody which targets HER2, a certain type of protein on the surface of cancer cells, to control their growth.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
You are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.
You are breastfeeding.
You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
Feeling tired and lack of energy
Flu-like symptoms e.g. headache, weakness, mild fever (<38° C)
Allergic reactions. Please alert your nurse if you experience allergic reactions during your treatment. The symptoms of this include one or more of the following:
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
Heart problems. Your doctor may arrange for a test to check your heart function once every few months while you are on this treatment. Symptoms of this include:
Persistent cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Swelling of hand or leg
Flu-like symptoms that worsen or do not go away
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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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