There are potential side effects that can occur with treatment. If you experience any symptoms while taking your medicines, it’s a good idea to take note of them and discuss them with your doctor. You can use this downloadable side effect tracker to record any symptoms you experience.
These suggestions may help you with overall wellness as well as manage any side effects you may experience while taking TECENTRIQ. Implementing healthy habits may help you feel more balanced and comfortable during treatment. This advice is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare provider
Building a healthy routine during treatment is important. See if you can add these 4 tips into your daily routine.
Drink plenty of liquids, whether it’s water, soup, milk, or even smoothies
Try stretching or taking short walks throughout the day
Eat foods full of nutrients, proteins and carbs to provide energy and help keep up your strength
Aim to get 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night by keeping your bedroom cool and avoiding screen time
As you get started, it’s helpful to know what to expect from treatment, including that TECENTRIQ may cause side effects. If you experience side effects, talk with your healthcare team. Here are some things you can try that may help:
Try the following to improve energy:
These ideas may offer relief:
These tips may help you feel more comfortable:
Remember that these tips should be reviewed with your healthcare team before adding them into your everyday routine. Your healthcare team is there to support you. We encourage you to be familiar with all potential side effects and to call your doctor if you experience difficulty while taking TECENTRIQ.
What is TECENTRIQ?
TECENTRIQ is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with:
A type of skin cancer called melanoma. TECENTRIQ may be used with the medicines cobimetinib and vemurafenib when your melanoma:
It is not known if TECENTRIQ is safe and effective in children.
What is the most important information about TECENTRIQ?
TECENTRIQ 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 your treatment or even after your treatment has ended.
Call or see your healthcare provider right away if you develop any new or worse signs or symptoms, including:
Hormone gland problems
Problems can also happen in other organs.
These are not all of the signs and symptoms of immune system problems that can happen with TECENTRIQ. Call or see your healthcare provider right away for any new or worse signs or symptoms, including:
Infusion reactions that can sometimes be severe or life-threatening. Signs and symptoms of infusion reactions may include:
Complications, including graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), in people who have received a bone marrow (stem cell) transplant that uses donor stem cells (allogeneic). These complications can be serious and can lead to death. These complications may happen if you underwent transplantation either before or after being treated with TECENTRIQ. Your healthcare provider will monitor you for these complications.
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 TECENTRIQ. Your healthcare provider may treat you with corticosteroid or hormone replacement medicines. Your healthcare provider may also need to delay or completely stop treatment with TECENTRIQ if you have severe side effects.
Before you receive TECENTRIQ, 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 TECENTRIQ when used in melanoma with cobimetinib and vemurafenib include:
TECENTRIQ may cause fertility problems in females, which may affect the ability to have children. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have concerns about fertility.
These are not all the possible side effects of TECENTRIQ. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about the benefits and side effects of TECENTRIQ.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.
Please see full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for additional Important Safety Information.
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