Tremelimumab-Actl 20 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution

Tremelimumab-Actl 20 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution
Tremelimumab-Actl 20 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution is a drug used for the treatment of certain types of cancer. It is administered intravenously and helps to activate the immune system to fight cancer cells.
Active Ingredient: Tremelimumab-Actl 20 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution
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Side Effects

Tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle/bone pain, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

People using this medication may have serious side effects. However, you have been prescribed this drug because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Careful monitoring by your doctor may decrease your risk.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: headache that is severe or doesn't go away, signs of new/worsening liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine), new/worsening cough, diarrhea, blood/mucus in your stool, eye/vision problems (such as blurred vision, vision changes, eye pain), stiff/painful neck, unusual weight gain/loss, mental/mood changes (such as confusion), cold or heat intolerance, fast/slow/pounding/irregular heartbeat, increased thirst/urination, muscle weakness, numbness/tingling of arms/legs, easy bruising/bleeding, burning/painful/urgent urination, signs of kidney problems (such as pink/bloody urine, change in the amount of urine).

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: chest pain, shortness of breath.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Uses

Tremelimumab is used to treat certain cancers (such as liver, lung). It works by helping your immune system fight the cancer. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies.

How to use Tremelimumab-Actl 20 Mg/Ml Intravenous Solution

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start receiving tremelimumab and each time you get a treatment. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by a health care professional as directed by your doctor. It is injected slowly into a vein over 60 minutes. The dosage and treatment schedule are based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.

This medication may cause a serious reaction during the injection. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as chills, flushing, itching, dizziness, or shortness of breath.

Your doctor may stop your treatment for some time if you get serious side effects. Your doctor may also prescribe other medications (including corticosteroids such as prednisone) to treat side effects.

To get the most benefit, do not miss any doses. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive the medication.

Precautions

Before using tremelimumab, 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.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using tremelimumab. Tremelimumab may harm an unborn baby. Your doctor should order a pregnancy test before you start this medication. Ask about reliable forms of birth control while using this medication and for at least 3 months after the last dose. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of this medication.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug and for at least 3 months after the last dose. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

Lab and/or medical tests (such as liver/kidney/thyroid function) should be done while you are using this medication. Keep all medical and lab appointments.

It is important to get each dose of this medication as scheduled. If you miss a dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist right away for a new dosing schedule.

Not applicable. This medication is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

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