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Drug Name:

AFINITOR Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Everolimus 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg; tabs.

Company:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp



Therapeutic Use:

Indications for AFINITOR:

In adults with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after failure of treatment with sunitinib or sorafenib. In adults with renal angiomyolipoma and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), not requiring immediate surgery.

Adult Dose for AFINITOR:

Swallow tabs whole with water. Take at the same time each day either consistently with or without food. 10mg once daily. Mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class A): 7.5mg daily, may reduce to 5mg if not tolerated. Moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class B): 5mg daily, may be reduce to 2.5mg if not tolerated. Severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class C): max 2.5mg daily if benefits outweigh risk. Concomitant moderate CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors: reduce to 2.5mg once daily; may consider increasing to 5mg if tolerated. If moderate inhibitor is discontinued, allow 2–3 days washout period before increasing everolimus dose; return to dose used prior to initiating the moderate inhibitor. Concomitant strong CYP3A4/PgP inducers: consider doubling the daily dose by increments of 5mg or less. If strong inducer is discontinued, consider washout period of 3–5 days before returning to the dose used prior to initiating the strong inducer. Continue therapy until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurs. Dose modifications for adverse reactions, or others: see full labeling.

Children's Dose for AFINITOR:

Not recommended.

See Also:

Pharmacological Class:

mTOR kinase inhibitor.

Contraindications:

Allergy to other rapamycin derivatives.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for new or worsening respiratory symptoms. Increased risk of infections; some may be severe or fatal; monitor and treat promptly if occur. Pre-existing invasive fungal infections: treat before starting. Monitor for signs of wound-related complications. Peri-surgical period. Hepatic impairment (see Adult dose). Monitor CBCs, renal function, lipids, and blood glucose prior to starting and periodically thereafter. Avoid close contact with those who have received live vaccines. Pediatrics: complete childhood vaccination series according to ACIP guidelines prior to initiation. Elderly. Women of childbearing potential should use effective method of contraception during and up to 8 weeks after treatment. Pregnancy (Cat.D), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid live vaccines. Potentiated by strong CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, atazanavir, nefazodone, saquinavir, telithromycin, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, voriconazole), grapefruit or grapefruit juice; avoid. Caution with moderate CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors (eg, amprenavir, fosamprenavir, aprepitant, erythromycin, fluconazole, verapamil, diltiazem); reduce everolimus dose if used. Antagonized by strong CYP3A4/PgP inducers (eg, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine, phenobarbital), St. John's Wort; avoid.

Adverse Reactions:

Pneumonitis (interrupt, reduce dose and/or manage with corticosteroids; if severe, discontinue; may reintroduce daily dose at approx. 50% lower than previously administered), infections (discontinue if invasive systemic fungal infection develops), stomatitis (treat with non-alcoholic, non-peroxide mouthwash), diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, rash, fatigue, edema, fever, asthenia, cough, headache, decreased appetite; increased serum creatinine, blood glucose, lipids; decreased hemoglobin, platelets, neutrophils, serum phosphate; proteinuria, renal failure, others (see full labeling).

Metabolism:

Hepatic (CYP3A4, 2D6), PgP.

Elimination:

Fecal, renal (minor).

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Tabs—28 (4 blister cards x 7 tabs)

AFINITOR

  • 10mg tablets (Qty:28)
  • appx. price $9808.00
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Indications for AFINITOR:

Postmenopausal women with advanced hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer (advanced HR+ BC) in combination with exemestane after failure of treatment with letrozole or anastrozole.

Adult Dose for AFINITOR:

Swallow tabs whole with water. Take at the same time each day either consistently with or without food. 10mg once daily. Mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class A): 7.5mg daily, may reduce to 5mg if not tolerated. Moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class B): 5mg daily, may be reduce to 2.5mg if not tolerated. Severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class C): max 2.5mg daily if benefits outweigh risk. Concomitant moderate CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors: reduce to 2.5mg once daily; may consider increasing to 5mg if tolerated. If moderate inhibitor is discontinued, allow 2–3 days washout period before increasing everolimus dose; return to dose used prior to initiating the moderate inhibitor. Concomitant strong CYP3A4/PgP inducers: consider doubling the daily dose by increments of 5mg or less. If strong inducer is discontinued, consider washout period of 3–5 days before returning to the dose used prior to initiating the strong inducer. Continue therapy until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurs. Dose modifications for adverse reactions, or others: see full labeling.

Children's Dose for AFINITOR:

Not recommended.

See Also:

Pharmacological Class:

mTOR kinase inhibitor.

Contraindications:

Allergy to other rapamycin derivatives.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for new or worsening respiratory symptoms. Increased risk of infections; some may be severe or fatal; monitor and treat promptly if occur. Pre-existing invasive fungal infections: treat before starting. Monitor for signs of wound-related complications. Peri-surgical period. Hepatic impairment (see Adult dose). Monitor CBCs, renal function, lipids, and blood glucose prior to starting and periodically thereafter. Avoid close contact with those who have received live vaccines. Pediatrics: complete childhood vaccination series according to ACIP guidelines prior to initiation. Elderly. Women of childbearing potential should use effective method of contraception during and up to 8 weeks after treatment. Pregnancy (Cat.D), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid live vaccines. Potentiated by strong CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, atazanavir, nefazodone, saquinavir, telithromycin, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, voriconazole), grapefruit or grapefruit juice; avoid. Caution with moderate CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors (eg, amprenavir, fosamprenavir, aprepitant, erythromycin, fluconazole, verapamil, diltiazem); reduce everolimus dose if used. Antagonized by strong CYP3A4/PgP inducers (eg, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine, phenobarbital), St. John's Wort; avoid.

Adverse Reactions:

Pneumonitis (interrupt, reduce dose and/or manage with corticosteroids; if severe, discontinue; may reintroduce daily dose at approx. 50% lower than previously administered), infections (discontinue if invasive systemic fungal infection develops), stomatitis (treat with non-alcoholic, non-peroxide mouthwash), diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, rash, fatigue, edema, fever, asthenia, cough, headache, decreased appetite; increased serum creatinine, blood glucose, lipids; decreased hemoglobin, platelets, neutrophils, serum phosphate; proteinuria, renal failure, others (see full labeling).

Metabolism:

Hepatic (CYP3A4, 2D6), PgP.

Elimination:

Fecal, renal (minor).

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Tabs—28 (4 blister cards x 7 tabs)

AFINITOR

  • 10mg tablets (Qty:28)
  • appx. price $9808.00
GoodRx

Indications for AFINITOR:

Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) in adults and children who require therapeutic intervention but are not candidates for curative surgical resection.

Adults and Children's Dose:

<1yr: not recommended. Swallow tabs whole with water or use Disperz tabs administered as a suspension only. Take at the same time each day either consistently with or without food. Prepare suspension using 5mL of water in an oral syringe or 25mL of water in a drinking glass; max 10mg dose per syringe or glass. ≥1yrs: initially 4.5mg/m2 once daily. Do not combine the 2 dosage forms to achieve the desired total dose. Use therapeutic drug monitoring to guide subsequent dosing. Adjust dose at 2 week intervals as needed to achieve and maintain trough concentrations of 5–15ng/mL (see full labeling). Severe hepatic impairment: initiate at 2.5mg/m2 once daily. Concomitant strong CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors: avoid; moderate CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors: initiate at 2.5mg/m2 once daily, if CYP3A4/PgP inhibitor discontinued, after 2–3 days, return to dose used prior to initiating moderate inhibitor. Concomitant strong CYP3A4 inducers: avoid, if required, then initiate at 9mg/m2 once daily; if discontinued, then return to dose used prior to initiating strong inducer. Continue therapy until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurs. Dose modifications for adverse reactions, or others: see full labeling.

See Also:

AFINITOR DISPERZ

Pharmacological Class:

mTOR kinase inhibitor.

Contraindications:

Allergy to other rapamycin derivatives.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for new or worsening respiratory symptoms. Increased risk of infections; some may be severe or fatal; monitor and treat promptly if occur. Pre-existing invasive fungal infections: treat before starting. Monitor for signs of wound-related complications. Peri-surgical period. Hepatic impairment (see Adult dose). Monitor CBCs, renal function, lipids, and blood glucose prior to starting and periodically thereafter. Avoid close contact with those who have received live vaccines. Pediatrics: complete childhood vaccination series according to ACIP guidelines prior to initiation. Elderly. Women of childbearing potential should use effective method of contraception during and up to 8 weeks after treatment. Pregnancy (Cat.D), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid live vaccines. Potentiated by strong CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, atazanavir, nefazodone, saquinavir, telithromycin, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, voriconazole), grapefruit or grapefruit juice; avoid. Caution with moderate CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors (eg, amprenavir, fosamprenavir, aprepitant, erythromycin, fluconazole, verapamil, diltiazem); reduce everolimus dose if used. Antagonized by strong CYP3A4/PgP inducers (eg, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine, phenobarbital), St. John's Wort; avoid.

Adverse Reactions:

Pneumonitis (interrupt, reduce dose and/or manage with corticosteroids; if severe, discontinue; may reintroduce daily dose at approx. 50% lower than previously administered), infections (discontinue if invasive systemic fungal infection develops), stomatitis (treat with non-alcoholic, non-peroxide mouthwash), diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, rash, fatigue, edema, fever, asthenia, cough, headache, decreased appetite; increased serum creatinine, blood glucose, lipids; decreased hemoglobin, platelets, neutrophils, serum phosphate; proteinuria, renal failure, others (see full labeling).

Metabolism:

Hepatic (CYP3A4, 2D6), PgP.

Elimination:

Fecal, renal (minor).

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Tabs, Disperz—28 (4 blister cards x 7 tabs)

AFINITOR

  • 10mg tablets (Qty:28)
  • appx. price $9808.00
GoodRx

Indications for AFINITOR:

Progressive neuroendocrine tumors of pancreatic origin (PNET) in adults with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic disease. Not for treating functional carcinoid tumors.

Adult Dose for AFINITOR:

Swallow tabs whole with water. Take at the same time each day either consistently with or without food. 10mg once daily. Mild hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class A): 7.5mg daily, may reduce to 5mg if not tolerated. Moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class B): 5mg daily, may be reduce to 2.5mg if not tolerated. Severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class C): max 2.5mg daily if benefits outweigh risk. Concomitant moderate CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors: reduce to 2.5mg once daily; may consider increasing to 5mg if tolerated. If moderate inhibitor is discontinued, allow 2–3 days washout period before increasing everolimus dose; return to dose used prior to initiating the moderate inhibitor. Concomitant strong CYP3A4/PgP inducers: consider doubling the daily dose by increments of 5mg or less. If strong inducer is discontinued, consider washout period of 3–5 days before returning to the dose used prior to initiating the strong inducer. Continue therapy until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity occurs. Dose modifications for adverse reactions, or others: see full labeling.

Children's Dose for AFINITOR:

Not recommended.

See Also:

Pharmacological Class:

mTOR kinase inhibitor.

Contraindications:

Allergy to other rapamycin derivatives.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for new or worsening respiratory symptoms. Increased risk of infections; some may be severe or fatal; monitor and treat promptly if occur. Pre-existing invasive fungal infections: treat before starting. Monitor for signs of wound-related complications. Peri-surgical period. Hepatic impairment (see Adult dose). Monitor CBCs, renal function, lipids, and blood glucose prior to starting and periodically thereafter. Avoid close contact with those who have received live vaccines. Pediatrics: complete childhood vaccination series according to ACIP guidelines prior to initiation. Elderly. Women of childbearing potential should use effective method of contraception during and up to 8 weeks after treatment. Pregnancy (Cat.D), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid live vaccines. Potentiated by strong CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, atazanavir, nefazodone, saquinavir, telithromycin, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, voriconazole), grapefruit or grapefruit juice; avoid. Caution with moderate CYP3A4/PgP inhibitors (eg, amprenavir, fosamprenavir, aprepitant, erythromycin, fluconazole, verapamil, diltiazem); reduce everolimus dose if used. Antagonized by strong CYP3A4/PgP inducers (eg, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentine, phenobarbital), St. John's Wort; avoid.

Adverse Reactions:

Pneumonitis (interrupt, reduce dose and/or manage with corticosteroids; if severe, discontinue; may reintroduce daily dose at approx. 50% lower than previously administered), infections (discontinue if invasive systemic fungal infection develops), stomatitis (treat with non-alcoholic, non-peroxide mouthwash), diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, rash, fatigue, edema, fever, asthenia, cough, headache, decreased appetite; increased serum creatinine, blood glucose, lipids; decreased hemoglobin, platelets, neutrophils, serum phosphate; proteinuria, renal failure, others (see full labeling).

Metabolism:

Hepatic (CYP3A4, 2D6), PgP.

Elimination:

Fecal, renal (minor).

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Tabs—28 (4 blister cards x 7 tabs)

AFINITOR

  • 10mg tablets (Qty:28)
  • appx. price $9808.00
GoodRx

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