- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Rare Side-Effects
- 9 Disease Interactions
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Storage Conditions
- 12 Available Alternatives
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OverviewPEMBROLIZUMAB is a Schedule H drug.
Pembrolizumab is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Pembrolizumab is used to treat advanced skin cancer (melanoma); a certain type of non-small cell lung cancer, if your tumor tests positive for "PD-L1"; head and neck cancer; classical Hodgkin lymphoma in adults and children; a certain type of bladder and urinary tract cancer; a type of cancer that laboratory testing proves to be a microsatellite instability-high or a mismatch repair deficiency solid tumor; a certain type of cervical cancer if your tumor tests positive for "PD-L1"; advanced stomach cancer if your tumor tests positive for "PD-L1" and has a specific genetic marker (an abnormal "HER2/neu" gene).
UsagePEMBROLIZUMAB is generally used to treat: Skin Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Head Cancer, Neck Cancer, Hodgkin’s Disease, Cervical Cancer, Stomach Cancer
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)
PrecautionsPeople who receive a donor stem cell transplant after treatment with pembrolizumab may have very serious (possibly fatal) complications. This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you
Common Side-EffectsPEMBROLIZUMAB : Fatigue (tiredness), Ankles Swelling, Difficulty Sleeping
Serious Side-EffectsPEMBROLIZUMAB : Cough, Shortness Of Breath, Abdomen Pain, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Loss Of Appetite, Vomit, Head Headache, Dizziness, Fainting, Eyes Redness, Fever, Throat Soreness, Frequent Urination, Easy Bruising, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs)
Rare Side-EffectsPEMBROLIZUMAB : Skin Rash, Body Itching, Face Swelling
Disease InteractionsPEMBROLIZUMAB can interfere with: Bacterial Infection, Fungal Infection, Protozoal Infection, Viral Inection, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Angioedema, Urticaria, Hypotension, Hypertension, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Acute Liver Failure, Multiple Myeloma, Acute Renal Failure
Technical ClassificationPEMBROLIZUMAB is categorized as: ANTI-PD-1 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES / ANTINEOPLASTICS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
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