-WHAT IS NIVOLUMAB INJECTION ?
Nivolumab is a medicine that may treat certain cancers by working with your immune system. Nivolumab can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues in any area of your body and can affect the way they work.
-NIVOLUMAB USES :
Nivolumab is used to treat melanoma (skin cancer), non-small cell lung cancer, bladder cancer, liver cancer, kidney cancer, squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, colorectal cancer, and classical Hodgkin Lymphoma. Nivolumab can be given alone or in combination with other cancer medicines. Nivolumab is often used after other treatments have failed.
-NIVOLUMAB SIDE EFFECTS:
severe or ongoing diarrhea, severe stomach pain, bloody or tarry stools,
new or worsening skin rash, itching, or blistering, sores or ulcers in your mouth, nose, rectum, or genitals
changes in your vision, severe muscle weakness, ongoing pain in your muscles or joints
lung problems–new or worsening cough, sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, feeling short of breath,
symptoms of brain swelling–confusion, headache, memory problems, hallucinations, neck stiffness, drowsiness, seizure (convulsions),
kidney problems–little or no urinating; blood in your urine; swelling in your feet or ankles,
liver problems–severe nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, drowsiness, easy bruising or bleeding, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
signs of a hormonal disorder–frequent or unusual headaches, feeling light-headed or very tired, mood or behavior changes, increased thirst or urination, constipation, hair loss, sweating, hoarse or deepened voice, feeling cold, weight gain, or weight loss.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.