Further Information

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Herceptin® (trastuzumab), 150mg and 440mg vials, is a Prescription Medicine used to treat patients with metastatic (spreading) cancer of the stomach who have tumours with a large amount of the HER2 protein. Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer. Herceptin has risks and benefits. Ask your oncologist if Herceptin is right for you. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms continue or you have side effects, see your healthcare professional. For further information on Herceptin, please talk to your healthcare professional or visit www.medsafe.govt.nz for Herceptin Consumer Medicine Information. Herceptin is not funded by PHARMAC for the treatment of HER2-positive gastric cancer. You will need to pay the full cost of this medicine. A prescription charge and normal oncologist's fees may apply.