Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Opdivo

Descriptions


Nivolumab injection is used alone or together with other medicines (eg, ipilimumab) to treat melanoma (skin cancer) that has spread throughout the body (metastatic) and cannot be removed by surgery. It is also used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread throughout the body and after other cancer medicines have been tried. Nivolumab injection is also used to treat kidney cancer in patients who have received other medicines. It is also used to treat classical Hodgkin lymphoma (white blood cell cancer) that has come back or spread after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and used brentuximab vedotin after stem cell transplant. This medicine is also used to treat squamous cell cancer of head and neck that has come back or spread throughout the body after receiving medicines containing platinum. Nivolumab is a monoclonal antibody that changes the immune system and helps control growth of cancer cells.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

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