VECTIBIX- panitumumab solution
Dermatologic Toxicity: Dermatologic toxicities occurred in 90% of patients and were severe (NCI-CTC grade 3 and higher) in 15% of patients receiving Vectibix monotherapy [see Dosage and Administration ( 2.3 ), Warnings and Precautions ( 5.1 ), and Adverse Reactions ( 6.1 )].
Vectibix is indicated for the treatment of patients with wild-type RAS (defined as wild-type in both KRAS and NRAS as determined by an FDA-approved test for this use) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) [see Dos age and Administration ( 2.1)]:
• As first-line therapy in combination with FOLFOX [ see Clinical Studies ( 14.2)] .
• As monotherapy following disease progression after prior treatment with fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-containing chemotherapy [see Clinical Studies ( 14.1)] .
Limitation of Use: Vectibix is not indicated for the treatment of patients with RAS -mutant mCRC or for whom RAS mutation status is unknown [see Dosage and Administration ( 2.1) , Warnings and Precautions ( 5.2) , and Clinical Pharmacology ( 12.1) ].
Prior to initiation of treatment with Vectibix, assess RAS mutational status in colorectal tumors and confirm the absence of a RAS mutation in exon 2 (codons 12 and 13), exon 3 (codons 59 and 61), and exon 4 (codons 117 and 146) of both KRAS and NRAS. Information on FDA-approved tests for the detection of RAS mutations in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer is available at: http://www.fda.gov/CompanionDiagnostics.
The recommended dose of Vectibix is 6 mg/kg, administered as an intravenous infusion over 60 minutes, every 14 days. If the first infusion is tolerated, administer subsequent infusions over 30 to 60 minutes. Administer doses higher than 1000 mg over 90 minutes [see Dosage and Administration ( 2.4)].
Appropriate medical resources for the treatment of severe infusion reactions should be available during Vectibix infusions [see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.4)] .
• Reduce infusion rate by 50% in patients experiencing a mild or moderate (grade 1 or 2) infusion reaction for the duration of that infusion.
• Terminate the infusion in patients experiencing severe infusion reactions. Depending on the severity and/or persistence of the reaction, permanently discontinue Vectibix.
• Upon first occurrence of a grade 3 (NCI-CTC/CTCAE) dermatologic reaction, withhold 1 to 2 doses of Vectibix. If the reaction improves to < grade 3, reinitiate Vectibix at the original dose.
• Upon the second occurrence of a grade 3 (NCI-CTC/CTCAE) dermatologic reaction, withhold 1 to 2 doses of Vectibix. If the reaction improves to < grade 3, reinitiate Vectibix at 80% of the original dose.
• Upon the third occurrence of a grade 3 (NCI-CTC/CTCAE) dermatologic reaction, withhold 1 to 2 doses of Vectibix. If the reaction improves to < grade 3, reinitiate Vectibix at 60% of the original dose.
• Upon the fourth occurrence of a grade 3 (NCI-CTC/CTCAE) dermatologic reaction, permanently discontinue Vectibix.
Permanently discontinue Vectibix following the occurrence of a grade 4 dermatologic reaction or for a grade 3 (NCI-CTC/CTCAE) dermatologic reaction that does not recover after withholding 1 or 2 doses.
For intravenous infusion only. Do not administer Vectibix as an intravenous push or bolus.
Visually inspect parenteral drug products for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. Vectibix solution is colorless and may contain a small amount of visible translucent-to-white, amorphous, proteinaceous particles. Do not use if the solution is discolored or cloudy, or if foreign matter is present.
Prepare the solution for infusion, using aseptic technique, as follows:
• Do not shake the vial.
• Use a 21-gauge or larger gauge (smaller bore) hypodermic needle to withdraw the necessary amount of Vectibix for a dose of 6 mg/kg. Do not use needle-free devices (e.g., vial adapters) to withdraw vial contents.
• Dilute to a total volume of 100 mL with 0.9% sodium chloride injection, USP. Doses higher than 1000 mg should be diluted to 150 mL with 0.9% sodium chloride injection, USP. Do not exceed a final concentration of 10 mg/mL.
• Mix diluted solution by gentle inversion.
• Discard any unused portion of the vial.
• Administer using a low-protein-binding 0.2 μm or 0.22 μm in-line filter.
• Vectibix must be administered via infusion pump.
○ Flush line before and after Vectibix administration with 0.9% sodium chloride injection, USP, to avoid mixing with other drug products or intravenous solutions. Do not mix Vectibix with, or administer as an infusion with, other medicinal products. Do not add other medications to solutions containing panitumumab.
○ Infuse doses of 1000 mg or lower over 60 minutes through a peripheral intravenous line or indwelling intravenous catheter. If the first infusion is tolerated, administer subsequent infusions over 30 to 60 minutes. Administer doses higher than 1000 mg over 90 minutes.
• Use the diluted infusion solution of Vectibix within 6 hours of preparation if stored at room temperature, or within 24 hours of dilution if stored at 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F). DO NOT FREEZE.
Injection: 100 mg/5 mL (20 mg/mL) colorless solution in single-dose vial.
Injection: 400 mg/20 mL (20 mg/mL) colorless solution in single-dose vial.
In Study 20020408, dermatologic toxicities occurred in 90% of patients and were severe (NCI-CTC grade 3 and higher) in 15% of patients with mCRC receiving Vectibix. The clinical manifestations included, but were not limited to, acneiform dermatitis, pruritus, erythema, rash, skin exfoliation, paronychia, dry skin, and skin fissures.
Monitor patients who develop dermatologic or soft tissue toxicities while receiving Vectibix for the development of inflammatory or infectious sequelae. Life-threatening and fatal infectious complications including necrotizing fasciitis, abscesses, and sepsis have been observed in patients treated with Vectibix. Life-threatening and fatal bullous mucocutaneous disease with blisters, erosions, and skin sloughing has also been observed in patients treated with Vectibix. It could not be determined whether these mucocutaneous adverse reactions were directly related to EGFR inhibition or to idiosyncratic immune-related effects (e.g., Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis). Withhold or discontinue Vectibix for dermatologic or soft tissue toxicity associated with severe or life-threatening inflammatory or infectious complications [ see Boxed Warningand Adverse Reactions ( 6.1, 6.3) ]. Dose modifications for Vectibix concerning dermatologic toxicity are provided [see Dosage and Administration ( 2.3) ].
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