- Generic Name:
- nye vol' ue mab
- Drug Type:
- Monoclonal antibody
- How the Drug is Given:
Indications and Usage
Nivolumab is FDA approved for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and posttransplantation brentuximab vedotin.
This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.
Side effects needing medical attention
Fatigue, upper respiratory tract infection, fever, diarrhea, and cough.