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Side effect(s) of Avelumab

Read the side effects of Avelumab as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Common: Fatigue , infusion-related reactions that include fever, chills, hypotension and wheezing, peripheral edema

Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation

Central nervous system: Headache, dizziness

Respiratory: Cough, difficulty in breathing

Cardiovascular: Increased blood pressure, heartbeat abnormalities, lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from lying or sitting position

Skin: Rashes and itching

Musculoskeletal: Arthralgia and muscle pain

Kidney: Nephritis, renal dysfunction

Immune-reactions: Inflammation of the heart, lung, colon, liver, endocrine organs, diabetes, muscle, brain, blood vessels, psoriasis, arthritis, skin reactions

Others: vision problems, reduced appetite, reduced weight, loss of weight



Other Precautions :  Patients should be advised to report to an emergency center in case of serious immune-mediated adverse reactions or infusion-related reactions.
Breastfeeding mothers must be informed not to breastfeed during avelumab therapy and also until 1 month after the final dose of avelumab.

Drug Name : Avelumab

Avelumab generic Avelumab is a programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) blocking antibody which is prescribed to treat adult and pediatric patients of 12 years and older who suffer from advanced Merkel-cell carcinoma that has spread to other parts of the body. Merkel-cell carcinoma is a rare but highly aggressive form of skin cancer caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus. Avelumab is also used to treat urothelial cancer (cancer that occurs in the bladder, ureter, and urethra) in patients whose cancer was worsened during chemotherapy or within 12 months of chemotherapy given with surgery. It received orphan drug designation in January 2017 by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for treating stomach cancer. Avelumab acts either by slowing down the growth of cancer cells or stops the further development of cancer.
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