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Brand name: Herceptin SC TM

Active ingredients: trastuzumab

What it is used for

EARLY BREAST CANCER: HERCEPTIN SC is indicated for the treatment of HER2-positive localised breast cancer following surgery, and in association with chemotherapy and, if applicable, radiotherapy.,LOCALLY ADVANCED BREAST CANCER: HERCEPTIN SC is indicated for the treatment of HER2-positive locally advanced breast cancer in combination with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by adjuvant HERCEPTIN.,METASTATIC BREAST CANCER: HERCEPTIN SC is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer who have tumours that overexpress HER2:,- as monotherapy for the treatment of those patients who have received one or more chemotherapy regimens for their metastatic disease;,- in combination with taxanes for the treatment of those patients who have not received chemotherapy for their metastatic disease; or,- in combination with an aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of post-menopausal patients with hormone-receptor positive metastatic breast cancer.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Subcutaneous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 21 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Colourless to yellowish, clear to opalescent liquid solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient trastuzumab

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.

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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

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