Herceptin is a medication that is used to treat the symptoms of breast cancer and Gastric cancer, Herceptin can be used alone or with any other medication as well. This comes under a class of drugs known as Antineoplastics, Anti-HER2, Monoclonal Antibody.
Herceptin dose with any other anti-cancer medications can help to improve the responses while lowering relapses in patients with any kind of breast cancer. This medicine can improve the likelihood of people suffering from stomach cancer along with this it is also effective in treating people with stomach and breast cancer or a tumor with excess protein.
The dosage is generally given in the form of an infusion, moreover, there are many times injection can also be used under the skin. As per the studies has shown the most effective treatment is completed within a period of a year to 6 months.
The side effects completely depend on the history of the patient because the Herceptin chemo treatment is cardiotoxic which means it can also affect your heart. These are some following side effects –
- Stomach Pain
- Heart Problem
- Chest pain
- Cough and shortness of breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
In some rare cases, the patient can also experience rash, itching, breathlessness, and allergic reactions.