Keytruda 100 mg/4ml Injection (pembrolizumab) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Keytruda 100mg/4ml is used to treat advanced.
Description Of Keytruda 100mg/4ml
Keytruda 100mg/4ml Injection (pembrolizumab) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Keytruda 100mg/4ml is used to treat advanced skin cancer (melanoma) that has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be surgically removed. Keytruda 100mg/4ml Injection is also used to treat a certain type of non- small cell lung cancer, if your tumor has a specific genetic marker for which your doctor will test.
Keytruda 100mg/4ml Chemical Name
Keytruda 100mg/4ml Manufacturer
- MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Uses of Keytruda 100mg/4ml
Keytruda 100mg/4ml Injection is used to treat advanced skin cancer (melanoma) that has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be surgically removed.
What is Keytruda 100mg/4ml?
Keytruda 100mg/4ml Injection is the trade name for the drug Pembrolizumab. It is injected into a vein through an IV. Keytruda 100mg/4ml is a prescription oncology medicine that is given by a health care professional.
How Keytruda 100mg/4ml working?
In the body, there is a type of white blood cell that watches out for signs of infection or disease and can also assault cancer cells. These white blood cells are called T cells. On the surface of these T cells are certain proteins known as programmed cell death receptors (PD-1). So that T cells don’t destroy healthy cells, they use these surface proteins, or PD-1, to bind to and communicate with PD-L1 and PD-L2, proteins that permit cells to escape attack from the body’s immune system.
In other words, when the PD-1 protein on T cells comes in contact with PD-L1 and PD-L2 proteins, they are given the signal to allow that cell to live and spread. By blocking PD-1, Pembrolizumab increases the ability of your immune system to attack melanoma cells and tumors. This cancer medicine can release T cells so that it can penetrate melanoma anywhere in your body.
How is Keytruda 100mg/4ml used?
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Keytruda 100mg/4ml Indications
This medicine is given in multiple cycles. It is important to receive the every scheduled dose and make a note of next scheduled dose. Close monitoring of blood cells counts and kidney function.
Keytruda 100mg/4ml Dosage
- Keytruda 100mg
Contraindication Of Keytruda 100mg/4ml
Drug interactions refer to effect of drugs on each other and on human body following ingestion. Large numbers of medicine have shown interaction with each other.
It is advised that the patient must always inform the physician about all the medicines/over the counter products/vitamin supplements used.
Consult your doctor before administering any other drugs concomitantly with Keytruda. All the possible drug interactions might not be listed here.
Physicians should avoid the use of systemic corticosteroids or immunosuppressants before starting Keytruda.
Adverse effects Of Keytruda 100mg/4ml
- shortness of breath
- loss of skin pigmentation (vitiligo)
- decreased appetite
Special Precautions And Related Warnings Of Keytruda 100mg/4ml
Before using Keytruda 100mg/4ml Injection, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: organ transplant.
This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. It is important to prevent pregnancy while receiving this medication and for 4 months after treatment.
Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) while receiving this medication and for 4 months after treatment. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug and for 4 months after stopping treatment is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Storage Conditions for Keytruda 100mg/4ml
Store Keytruda 100mg/4ml Injection in between 2°C to 8°C.
Store in original carton in refrigerator (35 to 46 degrees F) until time of use.
Protect it from light & moisture.