Drug Index



Mechanism :

Pembrolizumab is a highly selective anti-PD-1 humanized monoclonal antibody which inhibits programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) activity by binding to the PD-1 receptor on T-cells to block PD-1 ligands (PD-L1 and PD-L2) from binding.

Indication :

• Relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma

• Recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer, gastric cancer, head and neck cancer.

• Unresectable or metastatic melanoma, microsatellite instability-high cancer, urothelial carcinoma.

Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to pembrolizumab or any component of the formulation.

Dosing :

Relapsed or refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma; unresectable or metastatic microsatellite instability-high cancer:

≥2 years: 2 mg/kg IV (Maximum: 200 mg) once every 3 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Duration: Up to 24 months.

Adverse Effect :

Peripheral edema, fatigue, headache, pruritus, skin rash, hyperglycemia, hypoalbuminemia, hyponatremia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypophosphatemia, anorexia, nausea, constipation, UTI, anemia, lymphocytosis, thrombocytopenia, increased serum ALP, AST, ALT, creatinine, musculoskeletal pain, cough, dyspnea, fever.

Interaction :

Thalidomide Analogues: Pembrolizumab may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Thalidomide Analogues.

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