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Ipilimumab Overview

Ipilimumab, sold under the brand name Yervoy, is a monoclonal antibody medication that works to activate the immune system by targeting CTLA-4, a protein receptor that downregulates the immune system. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) can recognize and destroy cancer cells. However, an inhibitory mechanism interrupts this destruction.[6] Ipilimumab turns off this inhibitory mechanism and boosts the body's immune response against cancer cells.[6][7]...

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anyone have increased liver levels after first ipi treatment

Im looking for as much information as possible to anyone that has or is currently having the ipilimumab treatments. I have a loved one who has had one treatment so far and now high high liver levels. He was put on steroids and they still haven't brought the levels down. His second treatment has been postponed. If anyone can offer any information or their experience it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you ## Actually, it's possible detrimental effects on the liver are prominently warned about in the information for this drug, that should have been explained to them, before treatment with it or given to them in a drug monograph. They do have a website at yervoy.com that lists all of the safety information and possible risks right on the very first page. Have they shown any impr...


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  • Injection: 3mg
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