Atezolizumab treats a common type of bladder cancer. It works by helping your body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. May cause you to feel tired.

Atezolizumab Overview

Reviewed: May 23, 2016

Atezolizumab is a prescription medication used to treat urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer. Atezolizumab belongs to a group of drugs called PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors. They work to help the body’s immune system fight cancer cells.

This medication is available as an injection and is injected into a vein by a healthcare professional. It is typically administered every 3 weeks. 

Common side effects of atezolizumab include feeling tired, decreased appetite, and nausea. 

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Uses of Atezolizumab

Atezolizumab is a prescription medication used to treat urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer.

Atezolizumab may be given when your cancer has spread or cannot be removed by surgery you and when you have tried chemotherapy that contains platinum, and it did not work or is no longer working.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information

Atezolizumab Brand Names

Atezolizumab may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Atezolizumab Drug Class

Atezolizumab is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Atezolizumab

Serious side effects have been reported with atezolizumab. See the “Drug Precautions” section.

Common side effects of atezolizumab include the following:

  • feeling tired
  • decreased appetite
  • nausea
  • urinary tract infection
  • fever
  • constipation

This is not a complete list of side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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

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