Nivo and hot flash

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11/22/2017 4:46pm
Replies: 3

Has anyone experienced flushing of the face while being infused with Nivo?  The flushing (deep red) has occurred about halfway through the infusion for the past two (4 treatments so far) treatments. Severe fatigue at the same time and then a sweaty sheen. Is this common?

Anonymous - (11/22/2017 - 4:59pm)

Also, blood pressure has risen since treatments began. 

jennunicorn - (11/22/2017 - 5:24pm)

That sounds like a mild allergic reaction, which is not common, but I would request benedryl to be given before your infusions if this has happened every time.

Jenn - stage IV NED - Completed Ipi/Nivo (Yervoy/Opdivo) + surgery

Dhva - (11/22/2017 - 5:55pm)

Thank you, it didn’t happen the first two treatments, but has happened the third time and today.