What is Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) used for?
Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) is a programmed death receptor (PD-1) blocking antibodyused to treat certain forms of lung cancer and skin cancer where other treatments ahev been ineffective. Keytruda comes in a vial containing 50mg of Pembrolizumab for injection.
How should I use Keytruda (Pembrolizumab)?
Keytruda dosage is most often 2mg per kg of body weight, given via intravenous infusion. One infusion is usually given every three weeks.
What are the side effects of Keytruda (Pembrolizumab)?
Some side effects associated with Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) are common and usually go away over time. If any of the following become persistant or troublesome, contact your doctor:
Other side effects can be very serious. Keytruda works with your immune system to combat cancer. Unfortunately this can sometimes lead to healthy organs and tissues being attacked.
Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following problems:
Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) can cause fetal damage. Do you use if you are pregnant or trying to beomce pregannt. It is unknown if Pembrolizumab is passed through breast milk. Use with caution only under medical advise and supervision if breastfeeding.