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HEPATITIS B VIRUS REACTIVATION AND PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY
- Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) reactivation, in some cases resulting in fulminant hepatitis, hepatic failure, and death, can occur in patients receiving CD20-directed cytolytic antibodies, including GAZYVA. Screen all patients for HBV infection before treatment initiation. Monitor HBV positive patients during and after treatment with GAZYVA. Discontinue GAZYVA and concomitant medications in the event of HBV reactivation [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
- Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) including fatal PML, can occur in patients receiving GAZYVA [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
GAZYVA (obinutuzumab) is a humanized anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody of the IgG1 subclass. It recognizes a specific epitope of the CD20 molecule found on B-cells. The molecular mass of the antibody is approximately 150 kDa.
GAZYVA is produced by mammalian cell (CHO) suspension culture. GAZYVA is a sterile, clear, colorless to slightly brown, preservative free liquid concentrate for intravenous administration. GAZYVA is supplied at a concentration of 25 mg/mL in 1000 mg single use vials. The product is formulated in 20 mM L-histidine/ L-histidine hydrochloride, 240 mM trehalose, 0.02 % poloxamer 188. The pH is 6.0.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/11/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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