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- If you have ever had heart problems (such as heart failure, treatment for serious irregular heartbeats, uncontrolled high blood pressure, recent heart attack), your heart function will be checked before and during treatment with Perjeta and your doctor will run tests to check if your heart is working properly.
- If you have ever had heart problems during previous treatment with trastuzumab.
- If you have ever had a chemotherapy medicine from the class called anthracyclines, e.g. doxorubicin or epirubicin – these medicines can damage heart muscle and increase the risk of heart problems with Perjeta.
- Infusion reactions, allergic or anaphylactic (more severe allergic) reactions can happen. Your doctor or nurse will check for side effects during your infusion and for 30 to 60 minutes afterwards. If you get any serious reaction, your doctor may stop treatment with Perjeta.
- When Perjeta is given with other cancer treatments (trastuzumab and chemotherapy), the number of white blood cells may drop and fever (raised temperature) may develop. If you have inflammation of the digestive tract (e.g.sore mouth or diarrhoea) you may be more likely to develop this side effect.
- Treatment with Perjeta may cause severe diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is a condition where your body produces more watery stools than normal. If you experience severe diarrhoea while receiving your anti-cancer treatment, your doctor may start you on anti-diarrhoeal treatment and may stop your treatment with Perjeta until the diarrhoea is under control.
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Special precautions for Perjeta 420mg 1s Injection
Before starting treatment, you must tell your doctor or nurse if you are pregnant. They will advise you about the benefits and risks for you and your baby of taking Perjeta while you are pregnant. Tell your doctor straight away, if you get pregnant during treatment with Perjeta or during the 6 months after stopping treatment. Perjeta may harm the unborn baby. You should use effective contraception during treatment with Perjeta and for 6 months after stopping treatment.