Uses

Avelumab is used to treat various types of cancer. It works by changing the action of your own immune system, directing it to attack cancer cells. Avelumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies.

How to use Bavencio Vial

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start receiving avelumab and each time you get a treatment. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by a health care professional. It is injected slowly into a vein over 60 minutes. It is given as directed by your doctor, usually once every 2 weeks.

Infusion reactions may happen while you are receiving avelumab. Your doctor may prescribe other medications (such as diphenhydramine, acetaminophen) before treatment to help prevent these side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of infusion reactions such as flushing, trouble breathing, fever, chills, hives, abdominal/back pain, or dizziness.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may stop your treatment for some time if you get serious side effects. Your doctor may also prescribe another medication (a corticosteroid such as prednisone) to help treat side effects of this medication.

To get the most benefit, do not miss any doses. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive this medication.

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