Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Herceptin. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Herceptin include, but are not limited to:
- Fatigue or weakness
(Click Herceptin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
The following eMedTV articles describe specific side effects of the drug:
Drug Interactions With HerceptinHerceptin can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Herceptin Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking it if you have:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Heart disease
- Lung problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Herceptin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Herceptin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Herceptin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)