What is the most important information I should know about BAVENCIO?
BAVENCIO® (avelumab) is a medicine that may treat certain cancers by working with your immune system. BAVENCIO can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues in any area of your body and can affect the way they work. These problems can sometimes become severe or life-threatening and can lead to death. You can have more than one of these problems at the same time. These problems may happen anytime during treatment or even after your treatment has ended.
Getting medical treatment right away may help keep these problems from becoming more serious.
Your healthcare provider will check you for these problems during your treatment with BAVENCIO. Your healthcare provider may treat you with corticosteroids or hormone replacement medicines. Your healthcare provider may also need to delay or completely stop treatment with BAVENCIO if you have severe side effects.