Generic Name : Ipilimumab Pronunciation : IP i LIM ue mab Therapeutic Classification : Monoclonal antibodies ICD Code : Y43.4
International- Yervoy. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for melanoma (a type of skin cancer). It helps the body to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : The recommended dose is 3 mg/kg administered intravenously over 90 minutes every 3 weeks for a total of four doses. How it should be taken : It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of autoimmune disease, liver impairment, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Monitor liver and thyroid functions regularly while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Most Common - Fatigue, diarrhea, itching, rash and intestinal inflammation.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it under refrigeration at 2°C to 8°C.
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