Herceptin / Trastuzumab

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:31 by admin
Herceptin is a drug used to combat breast cancer that has spread beyond the immediate breast area. This drug is typically used in patients who have elevated levels of the HER2 protein. Hoffmann-La Roche manufactures Herceptim. The manufacturer estimates that over 25,000 cancer patients have used Herceptim.

Recently, Hoffmann-La Roche issued a new health warning about the drug. Since Herceptim's approval, at least sixty-two patients have experienced severe adverse reactions to the drug, including several fatalities. Dangerous allergic and respiratory reactions were the most frequently cited problems.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious side effects associated with Herceptin. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Cancer Drugs: Overview
  2. Allergies: Overview
  3. Lung & Airway Disorders
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