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Sancuso® (Granisetron Transdermal System) is indicated for the prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving moderately and/or highly emetogenic chemotherapy regimens of up to 5 consecutive days duration.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The transdermal system (patch) should be applied to clean, dry, intact healthy skin on the upper outer arm. Sancuso should not be placed on skin that is red, irritated or damaged.
Each patch is packed in a pouch and should be applied directly after the pouch has been opened.
The patch should not be cut into pieces.
Apply a single patch to the upper outer arm a minimum of 24 hours before chemotherapy. The patch may be applied up to a maximum of 48 hours before chemotherapy as appropriate. Remove the patch a minimum of 24 hours after completion of chemotherapy. The patch can be worn for up to 7 days depending on the duration of the chemotherapy regimen.
Dosage Forms and Strengths
Sancuso is a 52 cm²patch containing 34.3 mg of granisetron. The patch releases 3.1 mg of granisetron per 24 hours for up to 7 days.
Storage And Handling
Sancuso (Granisetron Transdermal System) is supplied as a 52 cm²patch containing 34.3 mg of granisetron. Each patch is printed on one side with the words “Granisetron 3.1 mg/24 hours”. Each patch is packaged in a separate sealed foil-lined plastic pouch.
Sancuso is available in packages of 1 (NDC 42747-726-01) patch.
Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F); excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Sancuso should be stored in the original packaging.
Manufactured by: Aveva Drug Delivery Systems Inc., Miramar, FL 33025 Manufactured for: ProStrakan Inc., Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Revised: 08/2013
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/10/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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