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Bavencio (Avelumab)

1 vial for $2,086.80

Bavencio - 20mg/mL

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Description

Bavencio is a prescription drug used to treat cancers of the kidney, bladder, and skin.

The drug is a biologic, which means it is derived from living cells. Bavencio contains avelumab as its active ingredient.

The FDA has approved Bavencio for the following conditions:

  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC). As a first treatment for RCC (a type of kidney cancer) in adults who cannot undergo surgery or whose cancer has spread, Bavencio can provide relief.
  • Urothelial carcinoma. Among adults with advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma that cannot be removed surgically or that cannot be treated effectively with chemotherapy, Bavencio is used to treat the condition.
  • Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). MCC (a type of skin cancer) that has spread is treated with Bavencio in adults and children aged 12 years and older. An accelerated approval was granted to Bavencio for this use.

Bavencio Precautions

In case of allergy or any other allergy, inform your doctor or pharmacist before taking Avelumab. This product may contain inactive ingredients, resulting in allergic reactions or other problems. For more information, speak with your doctor. You can also contact us, and we can set you up with a pharmacy consultation.

If you have had an organ transplant or stem cell transplant with donor cells, you should inform your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.

There is a possibility that this drug will make you dizzy. When you drink alcohol or smoke marijuana (cannabis), you can feel dizzy. Ensure you are alert before driving, using machinery, or doing anything else requiring alertness. Don’t drink too much alcohol. Cannabis (marijuana) should be discussed with your doctor.

All medication (prescriptions, nonprescription, and herbal) should be disclosed to your doctor or dentist before surgery.

Bavencio Usage

A healthcare professional administers this medication. Over the course of 60 minutes, it is slowly injected into a vein. In most cases, you will receive this medication once or twice a month, according to your doctor’s instructions.

You may experience infusion reactions when receiving nivolumab. To prevent these side effects, your doctor may prescribe other medications (such as diphenhydramine and acetaminophen). Dizziness, fever, chills, hives, abdominal/back pain, and weakness may be signs of an infusion reaction.

Make sure you tell your doctor right away if you notice any of the following symptoms.

The dosage will be determined depending on your medical condition and response to treatment. A profound side effect may result in your doctor stopping your treatment. The side effects of this medication can also be treated with another medication (for example, prednisone) by your doctor.

Side Effects Of Bavencio

There may be fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, coughing, an inability to eat, or dizziness. Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if any of these effects persist or worsen.

This medication may cause serious side effects in some people. As a result, your doctor has decided that you will benefit more from this drug than you will be adversely affected by it. You can reduce your risk with careful monitoring by your doctor.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any severe side effects, including new/worsening cough, diarrhea with blood/mucus, mouth/throat sores, severe stomach/abdominal pain, bloody/black/tarry stool, symptoms of liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn’t stop, loss of appetite, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine, pink/bloody urine), easy bruising/bleeding, swelling hands/ankles/feet, unusual weakness, joint stiffness/pain, muscle weakness/pain, numbness/tingling of arms/legs, eye redness/pain, sensitivity to light, vision changes.

Avelumab can cause hormone gland problems (thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, pancreatic). Your body may make too much hormone or too little hormone. Any symptoms that indicate you are intolerant of cold or heat, loss/gain of weight, increased thirst/urination, mood or behavior changes (such as decreased sex drive, irritability, forgetfulness), slow/fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, unusual tiredness, constipation should be reported to your doctor immediately.

You should seek medical attention if you experience severe side effects, such as chest pain or shortness of breath.

The most common side effect of Avelumab is itching or a rash, which is usually not serious. In some cases, you may be unable to distinguish it from a rare rash that could indicate a severe reaction. If you develop any rash or itching, you should immediately seek medical attention.

It is rare for this drug to cause a severe allergic reaction. If you experience any symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

Bavencio Interactions

Currently, there are no known interactions between Bavencio and other medications. In addition, there are no known interactions between Bavencio and any supplements or foods.

Discuss any other medications you take with your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment with Bavencio.

Be sure to inform them about any prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or other medications you take. You should also tell them if you take any vitamins, herbs, or supplements. You can avoid potential interactions by sharing this information.

Ask your doctor about drug interactions that may affect you.

Bavencio Forms

Approximately 200 mg of Bavencio is contained in a vial of 10 mL solution. The drug is administered intravenously (IV) over some time. The Bavencio infusion is typically administered over a period of one hour.

Infusions can be given in a doctor’s office, a hospital, or an infusion suite

Pregnancy

It would help to inform your doctor whether you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not recommended that you become pregnant while taking avelumab. The use of Avelumab during pregnancy may cause harm to the unborn child. If you are using this medication for one month after the last dose, ask your healthcare provider about reliable birth control options. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor immediately if you become pregnant.

There is no information on whether this drug passes into breast milk. Breastfeeding during and for one month after the last dose of this drug is not recommended due to the possible risk to the infant. Breastfeeding should be discussed with your doctor.

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