Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Keytruda


Pembrolizumab injection is used to treat melanoma (a type of skin cancer) that has spread or cannot be removed by surgery.

Pembrolizumab injection is also used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread, and whose tumors express PD-L1. This medicine is also used to treat head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) that has spread. It is only used after receiving platinum-containing chemotherapy.

Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody that changes the immune system to help control the growth of cancer cells.

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

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution
  • Solution