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ZINECARD
Cytoprotective and supportive care agents
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Drug Name:

ZINECARD Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Dexrazoxane 250mg, 500mg; per vial; pwd for IV infusion after reconstitution and dilution.

Company:
Pfizer Inc.



Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ZINECARD:

To reduce the incidence and severity of cardiomyopathy associated with doxorubicin administration in women with metastatic breast cancer who have received a cumulative doxorubicin dose of 300mg/m2 and will continue to receive doxorubicin therapy to maintain tumor control.

Adult Dose for ZINECARD:

Give by slow IV push or rapid drip IV infusion. Doxorubicin should be administered within 30 minutes after starting Zinecard infusion. Administer in 10:1 ratio (eg, 500mg/m2 Zinecard: 50mg/m2 doxorubicin). Renal impairment (CrCl <40mL/min): reduce ratio to 5:1 (eg, 250mg/m2 Zinecard: 50mg/m2 doxorubicin). Hepatic impairment: may need to reduce doxorubicin dose, therefore Zinecard dose must be reduced (maintaining 10:1 ratio).

Children's Dose for ZINECARD:

Not recommended.

Pharmacological Class:

Chelating agent.

Contraindications:

Chemotherapy regimens that do not contain an anthracycline.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not recommended for use with initiation of doxorubicin. Renal or hepatic impairment. Monitor cardiac function and for myelosuppression; obtain CBCs frequently. Pregnancy (Cat.D); avoid. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Adverse Reactions:

Inj site pain, myelosuppression, possible secondary malignancies (see literature).

Elimination:

Renal.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Single-use vial—1 (w. diluent)

ZINECARD

  • 500mg vials (Qty:1)
  • appx. price $493.00
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