Tecentriq

Drug List

Tecentriq

Drug Name

Tecentriq (Atezolizumab)

Manufactured By

Genentech, Inc.

Drug Savings


Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.


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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used to treat bladder cancer. It works by helping your immune system fight the cancer. Atezolizumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies.

How To Use

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start receiving atezolizumab and each time you get a treatment. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. This medication is given by a health care professional. It is injected slowly into a vein over 30 to 60 minutes as directed by your doctor, usually every 3 weeks. This medication may cause a serious reaction during the injection. Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms such as chills, flushing, or dizziness. Your doctor may stop your treatment for some time if you get serious side effects. Your doctor may also prescribe other medications (including corticosteroids such as methylprednisolone or prednisone) to treat side effects. To get the most benefit, do not miss any doses. To help you remember, mark the days on the calendar when you need to receive the medication.

Side Effects

Tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, or constipation may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine), new/worsening cough, diarrhea, blood/mucus in your stool, eye/vision problems (such as blurred vision, vision changes, eye pain), headache that is severe or doesn't go away, stiff/painful neck, unusual weight gain/loss, mental/mood changes (such as confusion), cold or heat intolerance, fast/slow/pounding/irregular heartbeat, increased thirst/urination, muscle weakness, trouble speaking, numbness/tingling of hands/feet/arms/legs, pain/redness/swelling of the arms/legs, signs of kidney problems (such as pink/bloody urine, change in the amount of urine, burning/painful/urgent urination). Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: chest pain, seizures. This medication may lower your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or make any infection you have worse. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection (such as a sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills). A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

In Case of Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule.

Storage

Not applicable. This medication is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.