• Side effects from a triple dose of Herceptin

    Asked by Louie on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Side effects from a triple dose of Herceptin

    Has anyone else had extreme fatigue with this

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I'm not sure what you mean...do you mean you've had Herceptin 3 different times, or that in one treatment, you got 3x the dosage?

      I am on Herceptin every 3 weeks, but have noticed no side effects.

      over 4 years ago
    • Msreje's Avatar

      Hello Louie, I too am a little confused by your triple dose of Herceptin. I received weekly doses of Herceptin for six months along with chemo and now am down to a dose every three weeks. I do feel tired and achy like the flu after treatment. Nothing that a tylenol cann't help me with. Hope you feel better soon!!!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • princess123's Avatar

      I have been very tired and also take Herceptin every 3 weeks. I just didn't know that is what it's from. They also have discovered nodules on my thyroid. The onc thinks that may be the reason also.

      over 4 years ago
    • Louie's Avatar

      In the beginning I was getting a Herceptin weekly and then it was changed to one treatment 3x the dose once every three weeks. With the weekly dose I was fatigued for three days but able to take care of myself. With the 3x dose I was down flat unable to reach for the water that was handed to me.

      over 4 years ago
    • mcowett's Avatar

      Louie, think you answered your question. I get the triple dose as well and from the start of chemo the one thing I always kept in mind was to drink lots and lots and lots of water to flush all that stuff out. I am fatigued, and I have body aches - not anything like they were during chemo and rad. treatment; I just keep drinking water and started Aleve 2x a day.

      over 4 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I find myself slightly fatigued after my tri-weekly dose, but nothing to the extent you describe.

      over 4 years ago

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