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General Information on Ipilimumab

Generic Name : Ipilimumab

Pronunciation : IP i LIM ue mab

Latest prescription information about Ipilimumab. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Monoclonal antibodies

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ipilimumab

International- Yervoy.

Why is Ipilimumab 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 should Ipilimumab not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ipilimumab?

The recommended dose is 3 mg/kg administered intravenously over 90 minutes every 3 weeks for a total of four doses.

How should Ipilimumab be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ipilimumab?

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.

What are the side effects of Ipilimumab?

   Most Common : Fatigue, diarrhea, itching, rash and intestinal inflammation.

What are the other precautions for Ipilimumab?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ipilimumab?

Store it under refrigeration at 2C to 8C.

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