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What should I avoid while receiving Yervoy?

While receiving Yervoy (ipilimumab), you should use birth control to avoid getting pregnant. Lab tests suggest that the medication can harm a developing fetus. Fatigue is a common side effect of the drug, so you should also be careful while driving or doing any activity that requires energy and focus.

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