An exaggerated response by the immune system to a foreign substance.
1% of patients experienced anaphylaxis.
Infusion reactions are more common in cycles 2 and 4 when Unituxin is given with IL-2.
Reactions can range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include rashes, hives, cough, wheezing, facial swelling, or anaphylaxis.
Your child will be given medicine (such as Benadryl®) during the infusion to help prevent reactions.
Tell your healthcare providers right away if your child has a rash, is coughing, if their lips or face are swelling, if they are having a hard time breathing, or if you are worried about any other symptoms.
The infusion will be slowed down, stopped, or permanently discontinued if your child develops a serious reaction.