YERVOY - ipilimumab injection
E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Read this Medication Guide before you start receiving YERVOY and before each infusion. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about YERVOY?
YERVOY can cause serious side effects in many parts of your body which can lead to death. These side effects are most likely to begin during treatment; however, side effects can show up months after your last infusion.
These side effects may include:
Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these signs or symptoms or they get worse. Do not try to treat symptoms yourself.
Getting medical treatment right away may keep the problem from becoming more serious. Your oncologist may decide to delay or stop YERVOY.
What is YERVOY?
YERVOY is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat melanoma (a kind of skin cancer) that has spread or cannot be removed by surgery.
It is not known if YERVOY is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before getting YERVOY?
Before you are given YERVOY, tell your healthcare provider about all your health problems if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including all prescription and non-prescription medicines, steroids or other medicines that lower your immune response, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list to show your doctors and pharmacists each time you get a new medicine.
You should not start a new medicine before you talk with the healthcare provider who prescribes you YERVOY.
How will I receive YERVOY?
You will get YERVOY through an intravenous line in your vein (infusion). It takes about 90 minutes to get a full dose.
It is important for you to keep all appointments with your healthcare provider. Call your healthcare provider if you miss an appointment. There may be special instructions for you.
What are the possible side effects of YERVOY?
YERVOY can cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about YERVOY?”
The most common side effects of YERVOY include:
These are not all of the possible side effects of YERVOY. For more information, ask your healthcare provider.
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
You may also report side effects to Bristol-Myers Squibb at 1-800-721-5072.
General information about the safe and effective use of YERVOY.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about YERVOY. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider for information about YERVOY that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information, call 1-800-321-1335.
What are the ingredients of YERVOY?
Active ingredient: ipilimumab
Inactive ingredients: diethylene triamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA), mannitol, polysorbate 80, sodium chloride, tris hydrochloride, and Water for Injection, USP
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.