How is BAVENCIO administered?

Every 2 weeks, your healthcare provider will give you BAVENCIO® (avelumab) via IV infusion over 60 minutes

BAVENCIO is administered by a doctor or a nurse in an infusion center, hospital, or doctor's office.

Infusion information

What to know about the infusion process

  • Your healthcare provider will give you medicines (an antihistamine and acetaminophen) before the first 4 infusions and subsequently as needed to help reduce infusion-related reactions.
  • BAVENCIO is usually administered every 2 weeks
  • Your healthcare provider will decide how many treatments you need
  • Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check you for certain side effects

Tips for your infusion

Things to remember on treatment days

On BAVENCIO treatment days, you’ll spend time at the infusion center, hospital, or doctor’s office. Be sure to remember to:

What do you do if you miss any appointments?

  • Call your healthcare provider as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment

Patient discussion guide

You and your loved ones will likely have questions about your treatment. Be sure to reach out to your doctor with any concerns or questions you may have.

Here are some questions you may find helpful to ask:

  1. Is there anything I should do before treatment?
  2. What can I expect during treatment?
  3. How will I know if the treatment is working?
  4. What are common side effects of the medicine? Do you have any tips to help manage them?
  1. Whom do I contact if I have side effects?
  2. Is there anything I should eliminate from my diet or avoid altogether?
  3. What support resources are available?
  4. Are there any support programs or groups I can join?