For adults with advanced melanoma that hasspread or cannot be removed by surgery
Questions About OPDIVO®
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers that patients like you have had about treatment with OPDIVO. Remember that this information is not a substitute for talking with your healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional is the best source of information about your condition.
What Is OPDIVO?
OPDIVO is a prescription medicine used to treat melanoma that has spread or grown.
How Is OPDIVO Different From Chemotherapy?
OPDIVO is an immunotherapy treatment. It's a type of medicine that works with your immune system.
Where Can I Go to Get My OPDIVO Treatments?
You and your doctor should discuss the best place to get your infusions, whether it’s your doctor’s office, an infusion center, or a local hospital.
How Do I Know If I'm Responding to OPDIVO?
While undergoing treatment with OPDIVO, your doctor will likely order periodic scans to evaluate whether there are any changes in the size of your tumors.
What should I know about potential side effects?
Although they may not be experienced by every patient, OPDIVO can cause serious side effects. OPDIVO can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues in many areas of your body and can affect the way they work. These problems can sometimes become serious or life-threatening and can lead to death. These problems may happen anytime during treatment or even after your treatment has ended.
What are the most common side effects of OPDIVO?
The most common side effects of OPDIVO include:
- feeling tired
- pain in muscles, bones, and joints
- shortness of breath
- decreased appetite
- upper respiratory tract infection
- itchy skin
- back pain
- stomach pain
What are the serious side effects of OPDIVO?
OPDIVO can cause problems that can sometimes become serious or life-threatening and can lead to death. Serious side effects may include:
- lung problems (pneumonitis)
- intestinal problems (colitis) that can lead to tears or holes in your intestine
- liver problems (hepatitis)
- hormone gland problems (especially the thyroid, pituitary, adrenal glands, and pancreas)
- kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure
- skin problems
- inflammation of the brain (encephalitis)
- problems in other organs
- severe infusion reactions
WHO CAN I TALK TO IF I NEED HELP OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OPDIVO?
Talk with your healthcare professional first if you have questions about this treatment option. You can also call a Care Navigator at 1-855-OPDIVO-1
(1-855-673-4861), 8 AM to 8 PM ET, Monday-Friday for general questions about the OPDIVO not specific to your health.
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 may be right for you.
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