YERVOY (ipilimumab) is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat melanoma (a kind of skin cancer) that has spread or cannot be removed by surgery. It is not known if YERVOY is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. What is the most important information I should know about YERVOY? YERVOY can cause serious side effects in many parts of your body, which can lead to death. These side effects are most likely to begin during treatment; however, side effects can show up months after your last infusion. Call your healthcare provider if you have any side effects or they get worse. Do not try to treat symptoms yourself. Getting medical treatment right away may keep the problem from becoming more serious. Your healthcare provider should perform blood tests, such as liver and thyroid function tests, before starting and during treatment with YERVOY. Your oncologist may decide to delay or stop YERVOY. What do the most common side effects of YERVOY include?
The most common side effects of YERVOY include: