Unpleasant side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Heart failure. About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart. This decrease in heart function is almost always reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects!
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Side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Mostly heart related. But it depends on pre existent heart problems, whether used alone or in combination with other drugs, and which drugs.
Heart failure. About 4% of women treated with Herceptin (trastuzumab) develop some weakness in their heart as measured by a muga test. This decrease in heart function is reversible when the drug is stopped. Other side effects of Herceptin (trastuzumab) can include allergic reaction, fatigue, headache and diarrhea. Most of my patients have no side effects!

What are some common side effects of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Flu-like. Most people do pretty well with herceptin, (trastuzumab) especially after the first few doses. Flu-like symptoms are common and you may have issues with your blood counts. Your oncologist will monitor these. Uncommonly, Herceptin (trastuzumab) can lead to diminished heart function or irregular heart beats. Your oncologist will check your heart before treatment and continue to monitor.
Infusion issues. Can cause allergic reactions, infusion issues, can damage the heart, can cause scar of the lung - depresses the immune system. Fever and chills nausea vomiting pain (in some cases at tumor sites) headache dizziness shortness of breath very low blood pressure rash lack of energy and strength.

What are side effects of low dose taxol with herceptin every week for 12 weeks I have stage 4 kidney disease and am concerned?

Yes, but... Has your stage-4 kidney disease occurred before or after Herceptin with low dose of taxol? Herceptin is known to have significant adverse effects on to the kidneys and Taxol is not. So, it is good idea to ask your treating doctor for the specific profile possibly fitting you since s/he knows more about you than anyone online and will monitor your kidney function while receiving Herceptin. Best....