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Active ingredients: ipilimumab
What it is used for
Melanoma YERVOY, as monotherapy, is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma.,YERVOY, in combination with OPDIVO (nivolumab), is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. The approval of this indication is based on a pre-specified comparison to ipilimumab monotherapy. All analyses comparing nivolumab monotherapy with the nivolumab/ipilimumab combination are descriptive.,Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) YERVOY, in combination with OPDIVO (nivolumab), is indicated for the treatment of patients with intermediate/poor-risk, previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Protect from Light
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clear to slightly opalescent, colourless to pale yellow aqueous solution. May contain particles.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ipilimumab
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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