Polivy is used to treat diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after at least two other cancer treatments did not work or have stopped working.
Polivy is given in combination with bendamustine (Bendeka, Treanda) and a medicine that contains rituximab (Rituxan).
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Polivy is given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Polivy is usually given once every 21 days, along with bendamustine and rituximab. Your doctor will determine how long to treat you with these medicines.
You may be given other medications to help prevent serious side effects, allergic reaction, or infections. Keep using these medicines for as long as your doctor has prescribed.
Polivy affects your immune system. You may get infections more easily, even serious or fatal infections. Your blood will need to be tested often, and further doses may be delayed based on the results.
Precaution & Warnings:
Polivy affects your immune system. You may get infections more easily, even serious or fatal infections. Call your doctor if you have a fever, chills, cough, mouth sores, unusual bleeding or bruising, burning when you urinate, or problems with speech, thought, or muscle movement.
Proper doctor prescription is needed.
*Note: The prescription should not be older than 6 month.
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Polivy can harm your liver, especially if you also use certain medicines for infections, tuberculosis, depression, birth control, hormone replacement, high cholesterol, heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, pain, or arthritis (including Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, or Aleve).
Other drugs may affect Polivy, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.