Generic Name(s): Pertuzumab
Perjeta is the trade name for the generic drug Pertuzumab. In some cases, health care professionals may use the generic name Pertuzumab when referring to the trade drug name Perjeta.
Perjeta is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as an "antineoplastic agent and a monoclonal antibody". (For more detail, see How Perjeta Works below).
What Perjeta is Used For:
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.
How Perjeta Is Given:
Perjeta Side effects:
Important things to remember about the side effects of Perjeta:
The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for patients taking Perjeta. Reactions reported in combination therapy with trastuzumab and docetaxel: