Ipilimumab Injection 50mg and 200 mg vial
- Name: Yervoy
- Generic Name: Ipilimumab
- Strength: Single use-vial
- Manufactured: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Ipilimumab was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in the year of 2011 for treating patients with late-stage Melanoma that has spread or can not be removed by the surgery. It is a type of deadly skin cancer.
- Later, it was approved for the stage 3 patients as adjuvant therapy.
- On February 1, 2012, Ipilimumab was approved by Health Canada for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma in those patients who have failed or do not tolerate other systemic therapy for advanced disease.
- In November 2012, Ipilimumab was approved in the European Union, for the treatment of second line metastatic melanoma.
- The drug is undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of NSCLC, small cell lung cancer and metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer and bladder cancer.
- Ipilimumab is the active ingredient of Yervoy.
- It is unspecified if this drug is safe as well as effective in children who are less than 18 years of age.
- It is given to the patient into their vein through an IV line over 90 minutes.
- Yervoy FDA label should be stored under refrigeration at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F). Never freeze it. Vials should be protected from light.
- when your skin cancer melanoma has spread or not able to be removed by the surgery.
- In order to help prevent melanoma from coming back after it and lymph nodes that contain cancer have been removed by surgery.
Melanoma, also can be addressed as malignant melanoma. It is a type of skin cancer that begins from the pigment-producing cells called Melanocytes. Melanomas typically occur in the skin but can rarely occur in the mouth, intestines or eye. In females, it most commonly occurs on the legs, while in males it most commonly occurs on the back. Approximately 25% of melanomas begins from moles. Changement in the mole that may indicate melanoma include an increment in the size, irregular edges, skin breakdown, change in color and itchiness.
- Surgery for Melanoma Skin Cancer
- Immunotherapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer
- Targeted Therapy Drugs for Melanoma Skin Cancer
- Chemotherapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer
- Radiation Therapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer
Stage 4 melanoma also can be specified as metastatic melanoma; it means the cancerous cells start spreading beyond the skin and regional lymph nodes to the distant organs such as the lungs, liver or brain. In this stage cancer also has spread to the distant lymph nodes and also areas of the skin.
In order to treat advanced stage Melanoma, Ipilimumab is quite popular amongst healthcare providers. The drug is effective in deadly skin cancer treatment (Melanoma).
Ipilimumab is available as 50 mg vial (5 mg/mL) and 200 mg vial (5 mg/mL) Single use-vial
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