• New Drug

    Asked by gogolf on Thursday, August 1, 2013

    New Drug

    if anyone is taking Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtsansine) I would love to hear from you. This is the new drug with Herceptin and a Chemo drug that works with it, I am not sure what side effects to watch for.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Risa's Avatar

      I have had my third treatment of Kadcyla and I have absolutely no side effects. No low blood counts, no constipation or diarreha. No headaches. I have a bit of insomnia but I think that is due to me getting used to going to bed earlier due to the fatigue I had from the prior treatments of chemo and radiation etc., so I tend to wake up in the early morning hours with insomnia.
      They say that Kadcyla is a miracle drug. Let's hope so. I will keep you posted as I proceed with my treatment. When are you going to start?

      almost 8 years ago
    • okimie's Avatar

      I had my 1st treatment last Monday , Tuesday i got chills, bone pain, severe nausea, headaches and fatigue that lasted till Friday. I still have random bone pain and not much appetite. But blood counts were good this week :) Liver test on weds next week.

      about 7 years ago
    • rosevillemom's Avatar

      I started the TDM1 (Kadcyla) trial on Thursday. Would love to compare notes if your interested? I had small bit of nausea with first infusion (had port placed right before so meds from that I believe made me queasy). Also had iron infusion same day. Small upset stomach last night, better today. Feel like I worked out at the gym, kind of achy but don't need anything for it. Next infusion is July 3rd, I go every three weeks.

      about 7 years ago

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