Active Ingredient(s): Trastuzumab
FDA Approved: * September 25, 1998
Pharm Company: * GENENTECH
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Herceptin Overview

Trastuzumab, sold under the brand name Herceptin among others, is a monoclonal antibody used to treat breast cancer and stomach cancer.[3][4][5][6] It is specifically used for cancer that is HER2 receptor positive.[3] It may be used by itself or together with other chemotherapy medication.[3] Trastuzumab is given by slow injection into a vein and injection just under the skin.[3]&am...

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breast cancer in lymph nodes

Recently had chemo and then breast removed from 2 spots on breast and in 2 lymph nodes under right arm now fix s tart 6 -8 radiation and herceptin 1 xmonthe for 12 months could cancer spread ## Yes, there is always a risk of cancer spreading, or of developing new cancer. The best thing to do is to follow your doctor's instructions for further treatment to help prevent it from spreading. The FDA does warn that you may experience side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight loss and hair loss. Have you started treatment, yet?

oncology / cancer drug

Biological drugs based on monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have emerged as a preferred option for treating various cancer types, especially for blood cancer (leukemia). Rising incidence of various cancer conditions, growing popularity of advance therapies (biological and targeted drug therapies). Patent expiration of key cancer drugs such as Herceptin, Erbitux, Rituxan and Avastin, is expected to boost the growth of cancer biosimilars market by 2020.


I wonder if this drug has side effects. Thanks ## Did you mean to say Herceptin? Herceptin is used in the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. One of the significant complications of this drug is its effect on the heart. Research I have gathered states that Herceptin is associated with cardiac dysfunction in 2-7% of cases. To learn more information about Herceptin's history and side effects, please follow the link below... NOTE: You may need to scroll down to the middle of the page. If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back so I can further assist you.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 100mg, 150mg, 420mg, 420mg/vial, 440mg, 600mg + 10000units
  • Vial: 100mg, 150mg, 160mg, 21mg/ml, 420mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Herceptin: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50242-132 Herceptin 150 mg/7.4ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Genentech, Inc.
  • 50242-134 Herceptin Kit by Genentech, Inc.
  • 50242-333 Herceptin Kit by Genentech, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Trastuzumab or a similar ingredient: (14 results)

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