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.
The recommended dose is 3 mg/kg administered intravenously over 90 minutes every 3 weeks for a total of four doses.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• 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.
• Most Common : Fatigue, diarrhea, itching, rash and intestinal inflammation.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it under refrigeration at 2°C to 8°C.
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