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Imbruvica

INDICATIONS

Mantle Cell Lymphoma

IMBRUVICA is indicated for the treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who have received at least one prior therapy. This indication is based on overall response rate. An improvement in survival or disease-related symptoms has not been established [see Clinical Studies].

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

IMBRUVICA is indicated for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who have received at least one prior therapy. This indication is based on overall response rate. An improvement in survival or disease-related symptoms has not been established [see Clinical Studies].

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosing Guidelines

Administer IMBRUVICA orally once daily at approximately the same time each day. Swallow the capsules whole with water. Do not open, break, or chew the capsules.

Dosage

Mantle Cell Lymphoma

The recommended dose of IMBRUVICA for MCL is 560 mg (four 140 mg capsules) orally once daily.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

The recommended dose of IMBRUVICA for CLL is 420 mg (three 140 mg capsules) orally once daily.

Dose Modifications For Adverse Reactions

Interrupt IMBRUVICA therapy for any Grade 3 or greater non-hematological, Grade 3 or greater neutropenia with infection or fever, or Grade 4 hematological toxicities. Once the symptoms of the toxicity have resolved to Grade 1 or baseline (recovery), IMBRUVICA therapy may be reinitiated at the starting dose. If the toxicity reoccurs, reduce dose by one capsule (140 mg per day). A second reduction of dose by 140 mg may be considered as needed. If these toxicities persist or recur following two dose reductions, discontinue IMBRUVICA.

Recommended dose modifications for these toxicities are described below:

Toxicity Occurrence MCL Dose Modification After Recovery Starting Dose = 560 mg CLL Dose Modification After Recovery Starting Dose = 420 mg
First Restart at 560 mg daily Restart at 420 mg daily
Second Restart at 420 mg daily Restart at 280 mg daily
Third Restart at 280 mg daily Restart at 140 mg daily
Fourth Discontinue IMBRUVICA Discontinue IMBRUVICA

Dose Modifications For Use With CYP3A Inhibitors

Avoid co-administration with strong or moderate CYP3A inhibitors and consider alternative agents with less CYP3A inhibition.

Concomitant use of strong CYP3A inhibitors which would be taken chronically (e.g., ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, saquinavir, boceprevir, telaprevir, nefazodone) is not recommended. For short-term use (treatment for 7 days or less) of strong CYP3A inhibitors (e.g., antifungals and antibiotics) consider interrupting IMBRUVICA therapy until the CYP3A inhibitor is no longer needed [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].

Reduce IMBRUVICA dose to 140 mg if a moderate CYP3A inhibitor must be used (e.g., fluconazole, darunavir, erythromycin, diltiazem, atazanavir, aprepitant, amprenavir, fosamprevir, crizotinib, imatinib, verapamil, grapefruit products and ciprofloxacin) [see DRUG INTERACTIONS].

Patients taking concomitant strong or moderate CYP3A inhibitors should be monitored more closely for signs of IMBRUVICA toxicity.

Missed Dose

If a dose of IMBRUVICA is not taken at the scheduled time, it can be taken as soon as possible on the same day with a return to the normal schedule the following day. Extra capsules of IMBRUVICA should not be taken to make up for the missed dose.

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

140 mg capsules

Storage And Handling

The white opaque 140 mg capsules marked with “ibr 140 mg” in black ink are available in white HDPE bottles with a child-resistant closure:

90 capsules per bottle: NDC 57962-140-09
120 capsules per bottle: NDC 57962-140-12

Store bottles at room temperature 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Retain in original package.

Distributed and Marketed by: Pharmacyclics, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA USA 94085 and Marketed by: Janssen Biotech, Inc. Horsham, PA USA 19044. Issued: February 2014

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/21/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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