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Avastin

Avastin

INDICATIONS

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC)

Avastin is indicated for the first- or second-line treatment of patients with metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum in combination with intravenous 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy. Avastin, in combination with fluoropyrimidine-irinotecan- or fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy, is indicated for the second-line treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who have progressed on a first-line Avastin-containing regimen.

Limitation of Use

Avastin is not indicated for adjuvant treatment of colon cancer. [See Clinical Studies]

Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Avastin is indicated for the first-line treatment of unresectable, locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel.

Glioblastoma

Avastin is indicated for the treatment of glioblastoma with progressive disease in adult patients following prior therapy as a single agent.

The effectiveness of Avastin in glioblastoma is based on an improvement in objective response rate. There are no data demonstrating an improvement in disease-related symptoms or increased survival with Avastin. [See Clinical Studies]

Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC)

Avastin is indicated for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma in combination with interferon alfa.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Administration

Do not administer as an intravenous push or bolus. Administer only as an intravenous (IV) infusion.

  • Do not initiate Avastin until at least 28 days following major surgery. Administer Avastin after the surgical incision has fully healed.
  • First infusion: Administer infusion over 90 minutes.
  • Subsequent infusions: Administer second infusion over 60 minutes if first infusion is tolerated; administer all subsequent infusions over 30 minutes if infusion over 60 minutes is tolerated.

Recommended Doses And Schedules

Patients should continue treatment until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC)

The recommended doses are 5 mg/kg or 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks when used in combination with intravenous 5-FU-based chemotherapy.

  • Administer 5 mg/kg when used in combination with bolus-IFL.
  • Administer 10 mg/kg when used in combination with FOLFOX4.
  • Administer 5 mg/kg every 2 weeks or 7.5 mg/kg every 3 weeks when used in combination with a fluoropyrimidine-irinotecan or fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin based chemotherapy regimen in patients who have progressed on a first-line Avastin-containing regimen.
Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

The recommended dose is 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel.

Glioblastoma

The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks.

Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC)

The recommended dose is 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks in combination with interferon alfa.

Preparation For Administration

Use appropriate aseptic technique. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. Withdraw necessary amount of Avastin and dilute in a total volume of 100 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Discard any unused portion left in a vial, as the product contains no preservatives.

DO NOT ADMINISTER OR MIX WITH DEXTROSE SOLUTION.

Dose Modifications

There are no recommended dose reductions.

Discontinue Avastin for:

Temporarily suspend Avastin for:

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

100 mg per 4 mL single-use vial

Storage And Handling

Avastin vials [100 mg (NDC 50242-060-01) and 400 mg (NDC 50242-061-01)] are stable at 2-8°C (36-46°F). Avastin vials should be protected from light. Do not freeze or shake.

Diluted Avastin solutions may be stored at 2-8°C (36-46°F) for up to 8 hours. Store in the original carton until time of use. No incompatibilities between Avastin and polyvinylchloride or polyolefin bags have been observed.

Avastin® (bevacizumab), Manufactured by: Genentech, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group, 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080-4990. Revised: December 2013

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/30/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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