BAVENCIO can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues and can affect the way they work. These problems can sometimes become serious or life-threatening and can lead to death.
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 delay or completely stop treatment with BAVENCIO if you have severe side effects.
Call or see your healthcare provider right away if you get any symptoms of the following problems, or if these symptoms get worse
BAVENCIO can cause serious side effects, including:
Hormone gland problems (especially the adrenal glands, thyroid, and pancreas)
Signs and symptoms that your hormone glands are not working properly may include:
Problems in other organs
Signs and symptoms may include:
When BAVENCIO is used with the medicine axitinib, severe heart problems can happen and can lead to death. Signs and symptoms of heart problems may include:
Before you receive BAVENCIO, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The most common side effects of BAVENCIO in people with MCC include:
The most common side effects of BAVENCIO in people with UC include:
These are not all the possible side effects of BAVENCIO. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. You may report side effects to EMD Serono at 1-800-283-8088 ext 5563. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088, or www.fda.gov/medwatch.