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When and How to Receive It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Yervoy include the following:
  • This medication is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion, which is a slow injection into the vein. It is usually given every three weeks for up to four doses.
  • The injections are given by a healthcare provider in a healthcare setting.
  • Each Yervoy dose will be given slowly over a 90-minute period.
  • Yervoy solution must be diluted prior to use. It should not be used if the medication is discolored, cloudy, or contains unknown particles.
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Yervoy will not work as well if you miss doses.

Dosing Information

The dose of Yervoy your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your weight
  • How well you tolerate the medication.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Yervoy Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Yervoy

Just like any medicine, Yervoy can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the common side effects of this medication include:
(Click Yervoy Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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Yervoy Medication Information

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