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Taking Herceptin infusion once every 3 weeks. Can you be out in the sun while on Herceptin?

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Rajive Goel 6 May 2010

Common side effects does not indicate any effects of being exposed to sunlight, however please check with your pharmacist/doc. who has prescribed the drug.

Herceptin - common side effects:

Abnormal skin sensations; back pain; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; loss of appetite; muscle, bone, or joint pain; nose, sinus, or throat inflammation; runny nose; stomach pain; trouble sleeping.

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; difficult or painful urination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever and chills; mood or mental changes (eg, depression); nausea; new or worsening shortness of breath; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; persistent cough; severe or persistent dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; skin infection (eg, skin discharge, redness, swelling, or warmth); sore throat; sudden unexplained weight gain; swelling of feet or ankles; unusual fatigue or weakness; vomiting; weakness; wheezing.
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