Active ingredients: trastuzumab emtansine
What it is used for
Early Breast Cancer,Kadcyla, as a single agent, is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer who have residual invasive disease after neoadjuvant taxane and trastuzumab-based treatment.,Metastatic Breast Cancer,Kadcyla, as a single agent, is indicated for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic (Stage IV) breast cancer who previously received trastuzumab and a taxane, separately or in combination. Patients should have either:, Received prior therapy for metastatic disease, or, Developed disease recurrence during or within six months of completing adjuvant therapy.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient trastuzumab emtansine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems