Pertuzumab can cause serious (possibly fatal) harm to an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. It should only be used during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh these risks. It is important that men and women using this medication use reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) while using this medication and for 7 months after treatment stops. If you become pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or cause a pregnancy, tell your doctor right away.
Pertuzumab is used to treat certain types of breast cancer. It is also used to treat early stage breast cancer in patients who will be having surgery to remove the cancer. The types of cancers pertuzumab is used to treat are tumors that produce more than the normal amount of a certain substance called HER2 protein.This medication is called a monoclonal antibody. It works by attaching to the HER2 cancer cells and blocking them from dividing and growing. It may also destroy the cancer cells or signal the body (immune system) to destroy the cancer cells.
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The dosage, the speed of your injection, and the length of time you receive pertuzumab is based on your medical condition, other treatments you are taking, and your response to pertuzumab treatment.
A health care professional should watch you for at least 60 minutes after your first infusion is finished and 30 minutes after the following infusions to make sure you do not have an infusion reaction (see also Side Effects section).
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive the medication.
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