Opdivo

Active Ingredient(s): Nivolumab
FDA Approved: * December 22, 2014
Pharm Company: * BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Opdivo Overview

Nivolumab, sold under the brand name Opdivo, is a medication used to treat a number of types of cancer.[3] This includes melanoma, lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, head and neck cancer, colon cancer, and liver cancer.[3] It is used by slow injection into a vein.[3] Common side effects include tiredness, rash, liver problems, muscles pains, and cough.[3] Severe side effects may include immune-related lung, inte...

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Opdivo (nivolumab) reviews

I had stage 3b subungual melanoma and after they did an amputation of my thumb and lymph nodes dissection, they lowered it to 2b, but when the results came back they said I'm cancer free yet still want me to take opdivo (nivolumab). Does anyone have any experience with this? ## That is normal, just in case some cancer cells were missed by the testing, most people are told to continue takint the relevant medication for a certain period of time. The FDA lists its most common side effects as possibly including nausea, fatigue, muscle/joint pain, and decreased appetite. There is also a warning regarding the possibility of severe inflammation of some organs of the body, they are immune mediated. Has anyone else been on this medication? Congrats on beating cancer! ## I’ve been on op...

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Has it been approved by FDA and when is it in use?

OMG! Could this be a breakthrough? At what stage will it be most effective. First detected adults or long term suffers from smoking? Has it been tested on animals or is it ready to go on humans? WOW! Thank you scientists ! ## Yes, it has been approved and is currently in use. It's used to treat inoperable cancers that no longer respond to other drugs, so it's mainly for late stage people. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, back pain, dry skin, dry hair and hair loss. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Nivolumab
  • Injection: 100mg/10ml, 40mg/4ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Opdivo: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0003-3734 Opdivo 10 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
  • 0003-3772 Opdivo 10 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
  • 0003-3774 Opdivo 10 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.

Other drugs which contain Nivolumab or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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