What are the possible side effects of ipilimumab (Yervoy)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious and sometimes fatal reactions may occur during treatment with ipilimumab or months after stopping. Contact your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as:
- diarrhea, increased bowel movements, black or bloody stools, stomach tenderness;
- pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), easy bruising or bleeding;
- unusual muscle weakness, numbness or...
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What are the precautions when taking ipilimumab injection (Yervoy)?
Before using ipilimumab, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: history of organ transplant.
This medication may worsen certain types of immune system disorders (autoimmune type). Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of the following disorders, among others: certain bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), Guillain-Barre syndrome, lupus, sarcoidosis.
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