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Farydak

FARYDAK®
(panobinostat) Capsules

WARNING

FATAL AND SERIOUS TOXICITIES: SEVERE DIARRHEA AND CARDIAC TOXICITIES

Severe diarrhea occurred in 25% of FARYDAK treated patients. Monitor for symptoms, institute anti-diarrheal treatment, interrupt FARYDAK and then reduce dose or discontinue FARYDAK.

Severe and fatal cardiac ischemic events, severe arrhythmias, and ECG changes have occurred in patients receiving FARYDAK. Arrhythmias may be exacerbated by electrolyte abnormalities. Obtain ECG and electrolytes at baseline and periodically during treatment as clinically indicated.

DRUG DESCRIPTION

FARYDAK (panobinostat lactate) is a histone deacetylase inhibitor.

The chemical name of panobinostat lactate is 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid, compd. with 2-(E)-N-hydroxy-3-[4- [[[2-(2-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]amino]methyl]phenyl]-2-propenamide (1:1). The structural formula is:

FARYDAK® (panobinostat) Structural Formula Illustration

Panobinostat lactate anhydrous is a white to slightly yellowish or brownish powder. The molecular formula is C21H23N3O2•C3H6O3 (lactate); its molecular weight is 439.51 (as a lactate), equivalent to 349.43 (free base). Panobinostat lactate anhydrous is light sensitive. Panobinostat lactate anhydrous is both chemically and thermodynamically a stable crystalline form with no polymorphic behavior. Panobinostat free base is not chiral and shows no specific optical rotation. Panobinostat lactate anhydrous is slightly soluble in water. Solubility of panobinostat lactate anhydrous is pH-dependent, with the highest solubility in buffer pH 3.0 (citrate).

FARYDAK capsules contain 10 mg, 15 mg, or 20 mg panobinostat free base (equivalent to 12.58 mg, 18.86 mg, and 25.15 mg respectively of panobinostat lactate). The inactive ingredients are magnesium stearate, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose and pregelatinized starch. The capsules contain gelatin, FD&C Blue 1 (10 mg capsules), yellow iron oxide (10 mg and 15 mg capsules), red iron oxide (15 mg and 20 mg capsules) and titanium dioxide.

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/27/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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