Getting Your Metastatic Melanoma Treatment
About OPDIVO® + YERVOY® REGIMEN INFUSIONS
OPDIVO (nivolumab) and YERVOY (ipilimumab) are 2 different medicines that are delivered into your vein through an intravenous (IV) line. Treatment begins with the combination phase—a dose of each medicine every 3 weeks for your first 4 doses. The OPDIVO dose takes 30 minutes. The YERVOY dose takes 90 minutes. After the combination phase, treatment continues with OPDIVO alone, every 2 weeks or 4 weeks depending on the dose you are receiving.
HOW QUICKLY CAN THE OPDIVO + YERVOY COMBINATION WORK?
Your doctor can tell you what you may expect. As you begin and continue treatment, it is
important to keep appointments with your doctor and follow his or her recommendations.
Your doctor will do blood tests to check you for side effects.
A TREATMENT SCHEDULE WITH FLEXIBILITY BUILT IN
Here’s a quick look at the 2-phase treatment schedule—including flexible options for the second phase.
Talk to your doctor to learn how many treatments may be right for you. These are the recommendations about treatment, timing, and dosing. Your doctor will decide how many treatments you need. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check you for side effects, and may treat you with corticosteroid or hormone replacement medicines, and delay or completely stop treatment if you have side effects that are severe. Be sure to talk to your healthcare team about side effects.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY
Before you receive the OPDIVO + YERVOY Regimen, tell your healthcare
provider if you:
- Have immune system problems such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, or sarcoidosis
- Have had an organ transplant
- Have lung or breathing problems
- Have any other medical conditions
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- - OPDIVO and YERVOY can harm your unborn baby
- - Females who are able to become pregnant should use an effective method of birth control during and for at least 5 months after the last dose of OPDIVO. Talk to your healthcare provider about birth control methods that you can use during this time.
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including
prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
It can be helpful to review a list of questions you may want to ask your
doctor. Download Questions to Ask Your Doctor to help answer your
questions about whether OPDIVO + YERVOY may be right for you.
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performed in a clinical trial in patients.
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What Should I Know About the Potential Side Effects of OPDIVO + YERVOY?
Learn more about the most common and serious side effects of OPDIVO + YERVOY.Learn About Side Effects