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ZYKADIA
Respiratory and thoracic cancers
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Drug Name:

ZYKADIA Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ceritinib 150mg; hard gel caps.

Company:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ZYKADIA:

Treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive as detected by an FDA-approved test.

Adult:

Take on an empty stomach (at least 1hr before or 2hrs after a meal). 750mg once daily until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Discontinue if 300mg once daily not tolerated. Dose modifications: see full labeling. If concomitant use of strong CYP3A4 inhibitors unavoidable: reduce ceritinib dose by 1/3.

Children:

Not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor for severe or persistent GI toxicity; if occurs, withhold until improved; resume at reduced dose. Monitor ALT/AST and total bilirubin once monthly, and more frequently if elevated transaminases develop; withhold then reduce dose, or permanently discontinue as clinically indicated. Congenital long QT syndrome; avoid. Patients with CHF, bradyarrhythmias, electrolyte abnormalities, or those who are taking drugs known to prolong the QTc interval; monitor ECG, electrolytes periodically. Permanently discontinue if QTc prolongation in combination with Torsade de pointes or polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or serious arrhythmia develop. Monitor HR and BP regularly; fasting serum glucose, lipase, amylase prior to initiation and periodically thereafter. Monitor for pulmonary symptoms as clinically indicated. Permanently discontinue if treatment-related interstitial lung disease (ILD)/pneumonitis, uncontrolled hyperglycemia, or life-threatening bradycardia occur. Moderate-to-severe hepatic impairment: not established. Embryo-fetal toxicity. Pregnancy. Use effective contraception during treatment and for 6 months (females) or 3 months (males) after completion. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for 2 weeks after completion).

Interactions:

See Adults. Potentiated by strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, ritonavir, macrolides, ketoconazole, nefazodone), grapefruit juice; avoid. Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A4 inducers (eg, carbamazepine, phenytoin, rifampin, St. John’s Wort). Avoid concomitant CYP3A substrates (eg, alfentanil, cyclosporine, ergots, fentanyl, pimozide, quinidine, sirolimus, tacrolimus) or CYP2C9 substrates with narrow therapeutic indices (eg, phenytoin, warfarin); if unavoidable, reduce doses of these drugs. Avoid concomitant agents known to cause bradycardia (eg, beta-blockers, non-dihydropyridine CCBs, clonidine, digoxin).

Pharmacological Class:

Tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, weight loss; hepatotoxicity, ILD/pneumonitis, QT prolongation, hyperglycemia, bradycardia, pancreatitis.

How Supplied:

Caps—70

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