TECENTRIQ helped people living with a type of non-small cell lung
In a clinical trial of 850 patients with previously treated,
metastatic NSCLC, patients lived longer with TECENTRIQ (a median
of 13.8 months) vs. docetaxel chemotherapy (a median
of 9.6 months).
TECENTRIQ can cause serious side effects, including:
- Lung problems (pneumonitis)–signs and symptoms of pneumonitis may include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain
- Liver problems (hepatitis)–signs and symptoms of hepatitis may include yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, severe nausea or vomiting, pain on the right side of your stomach area (abdomen), drowsiness, dark urine (tea colored), bleeding or bruising more easily than normal, and feeling less hungry than usual
- Intestinal problems (colitis)–signs and symptoms of colitis may include diarrhea (loose stools) or more bowel movements than usual, blood or mucus in your stools or dark, tarry, sticky stools, and severe stomach area (abdomen) pain or tenderness
- Hormone gland problems (especially the thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, and pituitary)–signs and symptoms that your hormone glands are not working properly may include headaches that will not go away or unusual headaches, extreme tiredness, weight gain or weight loss, dizziness or fainting, feeling more hungry or thirsty than usual, hair loss, changes in mood or behavior (such as decreased sex drive, irritability, or forgetfulness), feeling cold, constipation, your voice gets deeper, urinating more often than usual, nausea or vomiting, and stomach area (abdomen) pain
- Problems in other organs–signs and symptoms may include severe muscle weakness, numbness or tingling in hands or feet, confusion, blurry vision, double vision, or other vision problems, changes in mood or behavior, extreme sensitivity to light, neck stiffness, eye pain or redness, skin blisters or peeling, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, or swelling of the ankles
- Severe infections–signs and symptoms of infection may include fever, cough, flu-like symptoms, pain when urinating, and frequent urination or back pain
- Severe infusion reactions–signs and symptoms of infusion reactions may include chills or shaking, itching or rash, flushing, shortness of breath or wheezing, swelling of your face or lips, dizziness, fever, feeling like passing out, and back or neck pain
Mary Ann and her doctor chose TECENTRIQ for the treatment of her metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
Safety information you should be aware of
Possible serious side effects with TECENTRIQ include, but are not
limited to, lung problems (pneumonitis), liver problems (hepatitis),
intestinal problems (colitis), hormone gland problems (especially the
thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, and pituitary), problems in other
organs, severe infections and severe infusion reactions.
You can learn more about the signs and symptoms of these and other side effects in the TECENTRIQ Medication Guide.
Call or see your healthcare provider right away if you get any symptoms of these problems or these symptoms get worse.
The most common side effects of TECENTRIQ when used alone include:
- feeling tired
- shortness of breath
- decreased appetite
The most common side effects of TECENTRIQ when used with bevacizumab, paclitaxel, and carboplatin include:
- feeling tired or weak
- hair loss
- decreased appetite
- joint pain
- high blood pressure
- tingling or numbness in hands and feet
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