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Ipilimumab Drug Information

A healthcare provider may prescribe ipilimumab (YervoyTM) to help slow down the progression of advanced melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. This medicine is specifically approved for use when the cancer has spread to other areas in the body (metastasized) or cannot be treated with surgery. The drug is administered into a vein by IV infusion by a healthcare provider every three weeks for up to four doses.
 
Although this can be an effective medication, not everyone can use this drug. Information on ipilimumab should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have liver disease, if you are taking certain medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Ipilimumab. This article offers a complete overview of this medicine, including how it works, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.)
 

Ipilimumab Drug Information

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