Yervoy

Active Ingredient(s): Ipilimumab
FDA Approved: * March 25, 2011
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".



Yervoy Overview

Ipilimumab (trade name Yervoy) is a monoclonal antibody 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.[3] Ipilimumab turns off this inhibitory mechanism and allows CTLs to function.[3][4] Ipilimumab was approved by the U.S. FDA in 2011 for the ...

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I've had my 2nd treatment.

I've had two treatments. The last one was 4 days ago. My doctor says we can expect to see some reduction in the tumors after the 2nd or 3rd treatment. The only side affect I've had is some itching. I'm not sure it is a side affect, because I had a lot of itching before Yervoy. I have 15 tumors (all just under the skin) except for one in my lung. They range from pea size to small egg size. I'm working full time, eating well, sleeping well, and not in pain. From time to time some of these tumors will become tender or have vague pain or burning sensation for a few minutes to a few days. ## Hello, Sue! How are you doing? Have you had any improvement in the tumors, yet? The typical side effects of Yervoy may possibly include diarrhea, nausea, fever, indigestion and itching. H...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Ipilimumab
  • Injection: 3mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Yervoy: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0003-2327 Yervoy 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
  • 0003-2328 Yervoy 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by E.r. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.

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






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