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Respiratory and thoracic cancers
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Topotecan (as HCl) 0.25mg, 1mg; caps.



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Indications for HYCAMTIN CAPSULES:

Relapsed small cell lung cancer with prior complete or partial response and at least 45 days from the end of 1st line chemotherapy.


Confirm baseline neutrophils ≥1,500cells/mm3 and platelets ≥100,000cells/mm3 prior to 1st course of therapy. Swallow whole. 2.3mg/m2/day once daily for 5 consecutive days; repeat every 21 days. Dose adjustments, renal impairment: see full labeling.


Not established.

Boxed Warning:

Bone marrow suppression.


Monitor peripheral blood cell counts during therapy; hold subsequent doses until neutrophils >1,000cells/mm3, platelets >100,000cells/mm3, and hemoglobin ≥9g/dL. History of interstitial lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, thoracic exposure to radiation, use of pneumotoxic drugs and/or colony stimulating factors: increased risk of interstitial lung disease; monitor, discontinue if occurs. Moderate-to-severe renal impairment. Caps: severe diarrhea; may need to reduce dose. IV: avoid extravasation. Embryo-fetal toxicity. Use effective contraception during and for ≥1 month after last dose (in females), or during and for ≥3 months (in males with female partners). Pregnancy (Cat.D). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

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Pharmacological Class:

Topoisomerase inhibitor.


IV: Myelosuppression potentiated with platinum agents. Neutropenia potentiated by G-CSF; administer ≥24hrs after last topotecan dose. Caps: Avoid concomitant P-glycoprotein inhibitors (eg, amiodarone, azithromycin, captopril, carvedilol, clarithromycin, conivaptan, cyclosporine, diltiazem, dronedarone, erythromycin, felodipine, itraconazole, ketoconazole, lopinavir, ritonavir, quercetin, quinidine, ranolazine, ticagrelor, verapamil) and BCRP inhibitors (eg, cyclosporine, eltrombopag).

Adverse Reactions:

See full labeling. Neutropenia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, abdominal pain, stomatitis, headache, dyspnea, cough, pyrexia, alopecia, fatigue; infection, sepsis, interstitial lung disease, neutropenic colitis (may be fatal).

How Supplied:

Single-use vials—1; Caps—10