Brand Name:- Keytruda

Generic Name:- Pembrolizumab

Strength :- 100mg/4ml

Dosage Form:- Injection

Packaging Size:- 1 vial

Manufacturer:- Merck sharp

Composition:- Pembrolizumab

Indications:- Head and neck cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, gastric cancer

Storage:-   Store in a cool and dry place


Keytruda injection (Pembrolizumab) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It is used with other types of medicine to cure certain types of cancers such as lung cancer, skin cancer, gastric cancer, and liver cancer. This medicine is used to treat a kind of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer. It is an immunotherapy that works with your immune system to fight cancer. Keytruda is often given when cancer has spread to other parts of the body and cannot be treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Keytruda can cause side effects in different parts of your body.

Keytruda 100mg Injection (Pembrolizymab) Indications 

  • It is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic myeloma.
  • It is indicated for the treatment of small-cell lung cancer
  • It is indicated for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with metastatic microsatellite instability-high(MSI-H).
  • Keytruda, in combination with axitinib, is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma RCC.

Side Effect Of Keytruda 100mg Injection (Pembrolizumab)

It may cause some unwanted effects. Although all of these side effects may not occur, if they occur it requires immediate medical attention.

Common side effect 

  • Blurred vision
  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Constipation
  • Bloating or swelling in the face, arms, legs, and feet.
  • Muscle cramps
  • Pale skin
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Unusual weight gain or loss
  • Change in eyesight
  • Fever
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Severe or sudden headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Nosebleeds
  • Redness of eye
  • Indigestion
  • Scaly skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dark urine
  • Drowsiness

NOTE:- Immediately contact your doctor if any of these side effects occur.


Usage Of Keytruda Injection (Pembrolizumab)

Keytruda injection (Pembrolizumab) is used to treat both small-cell lung cancer and non-small-cell cancer. This type of lung cancer is the most common. It is approved to treat melanoma that can’t be removed surgically.

The drug is used to prevent skin cancer from coming back. It is also approved to treat certain types of bladder cancer. For this use, keytruda is given to people who have chosen not to have surgery for their cancer.

Warnings And Precautions 

Before taking kedura talk to your doctor about your medical history. It may not be right for you in certain medical conditions.

  • It may cause some severe effects on your immune system
  • If you’ve had an allogeneic stem transplant, consult your doctor about Keytruda.
  • Using Keytruda with certain other drugs may increase the risk of death.
  • It is not safe for pregnant women, as it may cause harm to the unborn baby
  • Breastfeeding is not recommended for women who are taking Keytruda.
  • It may cause some allergic reactions, please consult your doctor.

Cautionary labels 

  • May harm the immune system
  • Do not drive after taking this medication
  • Not safe for pregnant women
  • Do not take this medication without a doctor’s advice