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Facing questions about ES-SCLC and IMFINZI?

Getting a lung cancer diagnosis and starting a new treatment can be overwhelming. You may have a lot of questions. Here are answers to some questions you may have about IMFINZI and lung cancer. Remember, your doctor is the best resource for answering specific questions about your treatment.

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ABOUT IMFINZI FOR ES-SCLC

What is extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC)?

ES-SCLC is an aggressive type of lung cancer that has spread to both lungs or to other parts of the body. It is the most common type of SCLC. Almost 70% of people with SCLC have the extensive stage form when they are diagnosed.

Learn more about ES-SCLC

What is IMFINZI?

IMFINZI is an immunotherapy treatment for adults with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) in combination with chemotherapy.

See the clinical trial results for IMFINZI + chemotherapy.

What is immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that works with your immune system to find and attack cancer. IMFINZI may also attack healthy cells. Ask your doctor if an immunotherapy treatment is right for you.

What is the difference between immunotherapy and chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy attacks all fast-growing cells, including cancer cells. Immunotherapy works with the immune system to find and attack cancer. IMFINZI and chemotherapy may also affect normal cells.

See how IMFINZI and chemotherapy work together

How does IMFINZI work?

IMFINZI is an immunotherapy. It is a type of treatment that works with your immune system to find and attack cancer. IMFINZI may also affect healthy cells. IMFINZI and chemotherapy work together to treat extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC).

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Why is IMFINZI taken with chemotherapy?

IMFINZI and chemotherapy are combined to help fight ES-SCLC. Chemotherapy attacks fast-growing cells, so that immunotherapy can more readily attack the cancer. IMFINZI and chemotherapy may also affect normal cells.

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How will I receive IMFINZI?

IMFINZI is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion at your doctor’s office, the hospital, or infusion center. While your infusion times may vary, it usually takes about 60 minutes to get an IMFINZI infusion.

See the IMFINZI infusion schedule

How is IMFINZI given?

Treatment with IMFINZI is given in 2 phases:

  • Phase 1: You’ll start with IMFINZI and chemotherapy. IMFINZI will be given to you first. After this initial IMFINZI infusion, you’ll then receive a combination of 2 chemotherapy medications: etoposide and either carboplatin or cisplatin, depending on the type of chemotherapy your doctor has decided is best for you. You will receive IMFINZI + chemotherapy every 3 weeks for 3 months. Your doctor will test your blood for certain side effects
  • Phase 2: You’ll continue with just IMFINZI. After you finish chemotherapy, you’ll receive IMFINZI by itself once a month for as long as your doctor recommends

Remember that every person is different. Talk to your doctor about how many treatments may be right for you.

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What are the potential side effects of IMFINZI?

While on IMFINZI, you may experience side effects. This is because IMFINZI can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues and can affect the way they work. These problems can sometimes become serious or life-threatening and can lead to death.

IMFINZI may also cause serious side effects. They include:

  • Lung problems
  • Liver problems
  • Intestinal problems
  • Hormone gland problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Skin problems
  • Problems in other organs
  • Severe infections
  • Severe infusion reactions

The most common side effects of IMFINZI include when used with other anticancer medicines with SCLC include:

  • Nausea
  • Hair loss
  • Feeling tired or weak

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of IMFINZI.

Please see Important Safety Information below and complete Prescribing Information.

What support is available to me?

There are a variety of helpful resources to provide you with treatment, access, and financial support.

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Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about IMFINZI?

IMFINZI is a medicine that may treat a type of cancer in the bladder and urinary tract or certain types of lung cancer by working with your immune system.

IMFINZI can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues and can affect the way they work. These problems can sometimes become serious or life-threatening and can lead to death.

What is IMFINZI?IMFINZI® (durvalumab) SCLC page logo

IMFINZI® (durvalumab) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a type of lung cancer called small cell lung cancer (SCLC). IMFINZI may be used with the chemotherapy medicines etoposide and carboplatin or cisplatin as your first treatment when your SCLC has spread within your lungs or to other parts of the body (extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, or ES-SCLC).

It is not known if IMFINZI is safe and effective in children.

Call or see your healthcare provider right away if you develop any symptoms of the following problems or if these symptoms get worse:

  • Lung problems icon

    Lung problems (pneumonitis). Signs and symptoms may include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

  • Liver problems icon

    Liver problems (hepatitis). Signs and symptoms may include yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, severe nausea or vomiting, pain on the right side of your stomach area (abdomen), drowsiness, dark urine (tea colored), bleeding or bruising more easily than normal, and feeling less hungry than usual.

  • Intestinal problems icon

    Intestinal problems (colitis). Signs and symptoms may include diarrhea or more bowel movements than usual; stools that are black, tarry, sticky, or have blood or mucus; and severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain or tenderness.

  • Hormone gland problems icon

    Hormone gland problems (especially the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, and pancreas). Signs and symptoms that your hormone glands are not working properly may include headaches that will not go away or unusual headaches; extreme tiredness; weight gain or weight loss; dizziness or fainting; feeling more hungry or thirsty than usual; hair loss; feeling cold; constipation; your voice gets deeper; urinating more often than usual; nausea or vomiting; stomach-area (abdomen) pain; and changes in mood or behavior, such as decreased sex drive, irritability, or forgetfulness.

  • Kidney problems icon

    Kidney problems, including nephritis and kidney failure. Signs of kidney problems may include decrease in the amount of urine, blood in your urine, swelling of your ankles, and loss of appetite.

  • Skin problems icon

    Skin problems. Signs may include rash, itching, and skin blistering.

  • Other organ problems icon

    Problems in other organs. Signs and symptoms may include neck stiffness; headache; confusion; fever; chest pain, shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeat (myocarditis); severe or persistent muscle pain; severe muscle weakness; changes in mood or behavior; low red blood cells (anemia); excessive bleeding or bruising; blurry vision, double vision, or other vision problems; and eye pain or redness.

  • Severe infections icon

    Severe infections. Signs and symptoms may include fever, cough, frequent urination, pain when urinating, and flu-like symptoms.

  • Severe infusion reactions icon

    Severe infusion reactions. Signs and symptoms may include chills or shaking, itching or rash, flushing, shortness of breath or wheezing, dizziness, fever, feeling like passing out, back or neck pain, and facial swelling.

Getting medical treatment right away may help keep these problems from becoming more serious. Your healthcare provider will check you for these problems during your treatment with IMFINZI. Your healthcare provider may treat you with corticosteroid or hormone replacement medicines. Your healthcare provider may delay or completely stop treatment with IMFINZI if you have severe side effects.

Before you receive IMFINZI, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you have immune system problems such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or lupus; have had an organ transplant; have lung or breathing problems; have liver problems; or are being treated for an infection.

If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, tell your healthcare provider. IMFINZI can harm your unborn baby. If you are able to become pregnant, you should use an effective method of birth control during your treatment and for at least 3 months after the last dose of IMFINZI. Talk to your healthcare provider about which birth control methods to use. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant during treatment with IMFINZI.

If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed, tell your healthcare provider. It is not known if IMFINZI passes into breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment with IMFINZI and for at least 3 months after the last dose of IMFINZI.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What are the possible side effects of IMFINZI?

IMFINZI can cause serious side effects (see above).

The most common side effects of IMFINZI when used with other anticancer medicines with SCLC include: nausea, hair loss, and feeling tired or weak.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of IMFINZI. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.

Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What is IMFINZI?IMFINZI® (durvalumab) SCLC page logo

IMFINZI® (durvalumab) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a type of lung cancer called small cell lung cancer (SCLC). IMFINZI may be used with the chemotherapy medicines etoposide and carboplatin or cisplatin as your first treatment when your SCLC has spread within your lungs or to other parts of the body (extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, or ES-SCLC).

It is not known if IMFINZI is safe and effective in children.

Please see complete Prescribing Information, including Patient Information (Medication Guide).

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Important Safety Information +

What is the most important information I should know about IMFINZI?

IMFINZI is a medicine that may treat a type of cancer in the bladder and urinary tract or certain types of lung cancer by working with your immune system.

IMFINZI can cause your immune system to attack normal organs and tissues and can affect the way they work. These problems can sometimes become serious or life-threatening and can lead to death.

What is IMFINZI?IMFINZI® (durvalumab) SCLC page logo

IMFINZI® (durvalumab) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a type of lung cancer called small cell lung cancer (SCLC). IMFINZI may be used with the chemotherapy medicines etoposide and carboplatin or cisplatin as your first treatment when your SCLC has spread within your lungs or to other parts of the body (extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, or ES-SCLC).

It is not known if IMFINZI is safe and effective in children.