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AVASTIN
Bladder, kidney, and other urologic cancers
CNS cancers
Colorectal and other GI cancers
Gynecologic cancers
Respiratory and thoracic cancers
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Drug Name:

AVASTIN Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Bevacizumab 100mg, 400mg; per vial; soln for IV infusion after dilution; preservative-free.

Company:
Genentech, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for AVASTIN:

Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) in combination with interferon alfa.

Adult:

Give by IV infusion. Infuse 1st dose over 90 mins; if tolerated, infuse 2nd dose over 60 mins, and subsequent doses over 30 mins. 10mg/kg every 2 weeks with interferon alfa.

Children:

Not established.

Pharmacological Class:

Angiogenesis inhibitor.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not start therapy before or for at least 28 days after surgery; allow surgical incisions to completely heal (see full labeling). History of hemoptysis of ≥ ½-teaspoon of red blood: do not administer. Discontinue if GI perforation, non-GI fistula formation, wound healing complications, serious hemorrhage, severe arterial or Grade 4 venous thromboembolic events, hypertensive crisis, nephrotic syndrome, or posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome occurs; suspend therapy if severe hypertension, moderate to severe proteinuria (resume when <2g/24hrs), or severe infusion reaction occurs. Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes. Monitor BP every 2–3 weeks. Monitor proteinuria by dipstick urine analysis. Elderly. Increased risk of ovarian failure; inform females of reproductive potential prior to starting therapy. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Adverse Reactions:

Epistaxis, headache, hypertension, rhinitis, proteinuria, taste alteration, dry skin, rectal hemorrhage, lacrimation disorder, back pain, exfoliative dermatitis; GI perforation, wound dehiscence/impaired healing, necrotizing fasciitis (discontinue if occurs), hemorrhage, non-GI fistula formation, arterial or venous thromboembolic events, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, infusion reactions, ovarian failure.

How Supplied:

Single-use vial—1

AVASTIN

  • 16ml of 400mg/16ml vials (Qty:2)
  • appx. price $5426.00
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Indications for AVASTIN:

Glioblastoma, as a single agent for patients with progressive disease following prior therapy.

Adult:

Give by IV infusion. Infuse 1st dose over 90 mins; if tolerated, infuse 2nd dose over 60 mins, and subsequent doses over 30 mins. 10mg/kg every 2 weeks.

Children:

Not established.

Pharmacological Class:

Angiogenesis inhibitor.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not start therapy before or for at least 28 days after surgery; allow surgical incisions to completely heal (see full labeling). History of hemoptysis of ≥ ½-teaspoon of red blood: do not administer. Discontinue if GI perforation, non-GI fistula formation, wound healing complications, serious hemorrhage, severe arterial or Grade 4 venous thromboembolic events, hypertensive crisis, nephrotic syndrome, or posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome occurs; suspend therapy if severe hypertension, moderate to severe proteinuria (resume when <2g/24hrs), or severe infusion reaction occurs. Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes. Monitor BP every 2–3 weeks. Monitor proteinuria by dipstick urine analysis. Elderly. Increased risk of ovarian failure; inform females of reproductive potential prior to starting therapy. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Adverse Reactions:

Epistaxis, headache, hypertension, rhinitis, proteinuria, taste alteration, dry skin, rectal hemorrhage, lacrimation disorder, back pain, exfoliative dermatitis; GI perforation, wound dehiscence/impaired healing, necrotizing fasciitis (discontinue if occurs), hemorrhage, non-GI fistula formation, arterial or venous thromboembolic events, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, infusion reactions, ovarian failure.

How Supplied:

Single-use vial—1

AVASTIN

  • 16ml of 400mg/16ml vials (Qty:2)
  • appx. price $5426.00
GoodRx

Indications for AVASTIN:

Metastatic colorectal carcinoma, in combination with 5-FU-based chemotherapy for first- or second-line treatment; or in combination with fluoropyrimidine-irinotecan- or fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin-based therapy for second-line treatment in patients who have progressed on a first-line Avastin-containing regimen. Limitation of use: not for adjuvant treatment of colon cancer.

Adult:

Give by IV infusion. Infuse 1st dose over 90 mins; if tolerated, infuse 2nd dose over 60 mins, and subsequent doses over 30 mins. 5mg/kg (when used with bolus-IFL) or 10mg/kg (when used with FOLFOX-4) once every 2 weeks until disease progression detected; 5mg/kg every 2 weeks or 7.5mg/kg every 3 weeks (when used with fluoropyrimidine-irinotecan- or fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin-based therapy).

Children:

Not established.

Pharmacological Class:

Angiogenesis inhibitor.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not start therapy before or for at least 28 days after surgery; allow surgical incisions to completely heal (see full labeling). History of hemoptysis of ≥ ½-teaspoon of red blood: do not administer. Discontinue if GI perforation, non-GI fistula formation, wound healing complications, serious hemorrhage, severe arterial or Grade 4 venous thromboembolic events, hypertensive crisis, nephrotic syndrome, or posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome occurs; suspend therapy if severe hypertension, moderate to severe proteinuria (resume when <2g/24hrs), or severe infusion reaction occurs. Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes. Monitor BP every 2–3 weeks. Monitor proteinuria by dipstick urine analysis. Elderly. Increased risk of ovarian failure; inform females of reproductive potential prior to starting therapy. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Adverse Reactions:

Epistaxis, headache, hypertension, rhinitis, proteinuria, taste alteration, dry skin, rectal hemorrhage, lacrimation disorder, back pain, exfoliative dermatitis; GI perforation, wound dehiscence/impaired healing, necrotizing fasciitis (discontinue if occurs), hemorrhage, non-GI fistula formation, arterial or venous thromboembolic events, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, infusion reactions, ovarian failure.

How Supplied:

Single-use vial—1

AVASTIN

  • 16ml of 400mg/16ml vials (Qty:2)
  • appx. price $5426.00
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Indications for AVASTIN:

Persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer in combination with paclitaxel and cisplatin, or paclitaxel and topotecan.

Adult:

Give by IV infusion. Infuse 1st dose over 90 mins; if tolerated, infuse 2nd dose over 60 mins, and subsequent doses over 30 mins. 15mg/kg every 3 weeks with either paclitaxel/cisplatin, or paclitaxel/topotecan.

Children:

Not established.

Pharmacological Class:

Angiogenesis inhibitor.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not start therapy before or for at least 28 days after surgery; allow surgical incisions to completely heal (see full labeling). History of hemoptysis of ≥ ½-teaspoon of red blood: do not administer. Discontinue if GI perforation, non-GI fistula formation, wound healing complications, serious hemorrhage, severe arterial or Grade 4 venous thromboembolic events, hypertensive crisis, nephrotic syndrome, or posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome occurs; suspend therapy if severe hypertension, moderate to severe proteinuria (resume when <2g/24hrs), or severe infusion reaction occurs. Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes. Monitor BP every 2–3 weeks. Monitor proteinuria by dipstick urine analysis. Elderly. Increased risk of ovarian failure; inform females of reproductive potential prior to starting therapy. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Adverse Reactions:

Epistaxis, headache, hypertension, rhinitis, proteinuria, taste alteration, dry skin, rectal hemorrhage, lacrimation disorder, back pain, exfoliative dermatitis; GI perforation, wound dehiscence/impaired healing, necrotizing fasciitis (discontinue if occurs), hemorrhage, non-GI fistula formation, arterial or venous thromboembolic events, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, infusion reactions, ovarian failure.

How Supplied:

Single-use vial—1

AVASTIN

  • 16ml of 400mg/16ml vials (Qty:2)
  • appx. price $5426.00
GoodRx

Indications for AVASTIN:

First-line treatment of unresectable, locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel.

Adult:

Give by IV infusion. Infuse 1st dose over 90 mins; if tolerated, infuse 2nd dose over 60 mins, and subsequent doses over 30 mins. 15mg/kg every 3 weeks with carboplatin/paclitaxel.

Children:

Not established.

Pharmacological Class:

Angiogenesis inhibitor.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not start therapy before or for at least 28 days after surgery; allow surgical incisions to completely heal (see full labeling). History of hemoptysis of ≥ ½-teaspoon of red blood: do not administer. Discontinue if GI perforation, non-GI fistula formation, wound healing complications, serious hemorrhage, severe arterial or Grade 4 venous thromboembolic events, hypertensive crisis, nephrotic syndrome, or posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome occurs; suspend therapy if severe hypertension, moderate to severe proteinuria (resume when <2g/24hrs), or severe infusion reaction occurs. Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes. Monitor BP every 2–3 weeks. Monitor proteinuria by dipstick urine analysis. Elderly. Increased risk of ovarian failure; inform females of reproductive potential prior to starting therapy. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Adverse Reactions:

Epistaxis, headache, hypertension, rhinitis, proteinuria, taste alteration, dry skin, rectal hemorrhage, lacrimation disorder, back pain, exfoliative dermatitis; GI perforation, wound dehiscence/impaired healing, necrotizing fasciitis (discontinue if occurs), hemorrhage, non-GI fistula formation, arterial or venous thromboembolic events, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, infusion reactions, ovarian failure.

How Supplied:

Single-use vial—1

AVASTIN

  • 16ml of 400mg/16ml vials (Qty:2)
  • appx. price $5426.00
GoodRx

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