Mitosol

Last updated on RxList: 5/11/2021
Drug Description

What is Mitosol and how is it used?

Mitosol (mitomycin) is an antibiotic intended for topical application to the surgical site of glaucoma filtration surgery.

What are side effects of Mitosol?

Common side effects of Mitosol include:

  • local reactions such as eye inflammation
  • hypotony
  • hypotony maculopathy
  • blebitis
  • endophthalmitis
  • vascular reactions
  • corneal reactions, and
  • cataract

DESCRIPTION

Mitomycin is an antibiotic isolated from the broth of Streptomyces verticillus Yingtanensis which has been shown to have antimetabolic activity.

Mitomycin is a blue-violet crystalline powder with the molecular formula of C15H18N4O5 and a molecular weight of 334.33. Its chemical name is 7-amino-9α-methoxymitosane and it has the following structural formula:

Mitosol® 
  (mitomycin) Structural Formula Illustration

Mitosol® is a sterile lyophiliized mixture of mitomycin and mannitol, which, when reconstituted with Sterile Water for Injection, provides a solution for application in glaucoma filtration surgery. Mitosol® is supplied in vials containing 0.2 mg of mitomycin. Each vial also contains mannitol 0.4 mg, at a 1:2 ratio of mitomycin to mannitol. Each mL of reconstituted solution contains 0.2 mg mitomycin and has a pH between 5.0 and 8.0.

Indications & Dosage

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INDICATIONS

Mitosol® is an antimetabolite indicated for use as an adjunct to ab externo glaucoma surgery.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Important Administration Instructions

Mitosol® is intended for topical application to the surgical site of glaucoma filtration surgery. Mitosol® is a cytotoxic drug. It is not intended for intraocular administration. If intraocular administration occurs, cell death leading to corneal infarction, retinal infarction, and ciliary body atrophy may result. Verify pregnancy status in females of reproductive potential prior to using Mitosol®.

Method Of Reconstitution

Each vial of Mitosol® contains 0.2 mg of mitomycin and mannitol in a 1:2 concentration ratio. To reconstitute, add 1 mL of Sterile Water for Injection, then shake to dissolve. If product does not dissolve immediately, allow to stand at room temperature until the product dissolves into solution.

Method Of Use

Sponges provided within the Mitosol® Kit should be fully saturated with the entire reconstituted contents in the manner prescribed in the Instructions for Use. A treatment area approximating 10mm x 6mm +/- 2mm should be treated with the Mitosol®. Apply fully saturated sponges equally to the treatment area, in a single layer, with the use of a surgical forceps. Keep the sponges on the treatment area for two (2) minutes, then remove and return to the Mitosol® Tray for defined disposal in the Chemotherapy Waste Bag provided.

Stability

Lyophilized Mitosol® stored at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) is stable for the shelf life indicated on the package. Avoid excessive heat. Protect from light.

Reconstituted with 1 mL of Sterile Water for Injection at a concentration of 0.2 mg/mL, mitomycin is stable for one (1) hour at room temperature.

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

Mitosol® is a sterile lyophilized mixture of mitomycin and mannitol, which, when reconstituted with Sterile Water for Injection, provides a solution for application in glaucoma filtration surgery. Mitosol® is supplied in vials containing 0.2 mg of mitomycin. Each vial also contains mannitol 0.4 mg, at a 1:2 ratio of mitomycin to mannitol. Each mL of reconstituted solution contains 0.2 mg mitomycin and has a pH between 5.0 and 8.0.

Mitosol® (mitomycin for solution) is available in a kit containing:

One - Vial containing 0.2 mg mitomycin
One - 1 mL syringe (Sterile Water For Injection) with Safety Connector
One - Plunger Rod
One - Vial Adapter with Spike
One - 1 mL TB Syringe, Luer Lock
One - Sponge Container
Six - 3 mm Absorbent Sponges
Six - 6 mm Absorbent Sponges
Six - Half Moon Sponges
One - Instrument Wedge Sponge
One - Protective Foam Pouch
One - Chemotherapy Waste Bag
One - Label, MMC (mitomycin)

Three kits are supplied in each carton (NDC 49771-002-03).

Storage And Handling

Storage

Store kits at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Avoid excessive heat. Protect from light.

Handling Procedures

Mitosol® is a cytotoxic drug. Procedures for Proper Handling and Disposal of anti-cancer drugs should be followed. Appropriate containment and disposal devices are included within the Mitosol® (mitomycin for solution) Kit for Ophthalmic Use.

Manufactured for: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC, 1000 Executive Parkway, Suite 224, St. Louis, MO 63141. Revised: Apr 2021

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Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

The following clinically significant adverse reactions are described elsewhere in the labeling:

  • Cell Death [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Hypotony [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
  • Cataract Formation [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]

Ophthalmic Adverse Reactions

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice. The most frequent adverse reactions to Mitosol® occur locally, as an extension of the pharmacological activity of the drug. These reactions include:

Blebitis: bleb ulceration, chronic bleb leak, encapsulated/cystic bleb, bleb-related infection, wound dehiscence, conjunctival necrosis, thin-walled bleb

Cornea: corneal endothelial damage, epithelial defect, anterior synechiae, superficial punctuate keratitis, Descemet's detachment, induced astigmatism

Endophthalmitis

Hypotony: choroidal reactions (choroidal detachment, choroidal effusion, serous choroidal detachment, suprachoroidal hemorrhage, hypotony maculopathy, presence of supraciliochoroidal fluid, hypoechogenic suprachoroidal effusion)

Inflammation: iritis, fibrin reaction

Lens: cataract development, cataract progression, capsule opacification, capsular constriction and/or capsulotomy rupture, posterior synechiae

Retina: retinal pigment epithelial tear, retinal detachment (serous and rhegatogenous)

Scleritis: wound dehiscence

Vascular: hyphema, central retinal vein occlusion, hemiretinal vein occlusion, retinal hemorrhage, vitreal hemorrhage and blood clot, subconjunctival hemorrhage, disk hemorrhage

Additional Reactions: macular edema, sclera thinning or ulceration, intraocular lens capture, disk swelling, malignant glaucoma, lacrimal drainage system obstruction, ciliary block, corneal vascularization, visual acuity decrease, cystic conjunctival degeneration, upper eyelid retraction, dislocated implants, severe loss of vision.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No Information provided

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Included as part of the PRECAUTIONS section.

PRECAUTIONS

Cell Death

Mitomycin is cytotoxic. Use of mitomycin in concentrations higher than 0.2 mg/mL or use for longer

than 2 minutes may lead to unintended corneal and/or scleral damage including thinning or perforation. Direct contact with the corneal endothelium will result in cell death.

Hypotony

The use of mitomycin has been associated with an increased incidence of post-operative hypotony.

Cataract Formation

Use in phakic patients has been correlated to a higher incidence of lenticular change and cataract formation.

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

Based on findings in animals and mechanism of action, Mitosol® can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. In animal reproduction studies, parenteral administration of mitomycin resulted in teratogenicity [see Use In Specific Populations and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY].

Nonclinical Toxicology

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility

Adequate long-term studies in animals to evaluate carcinogenic potential have not been conducted with Mitosol®. Intravenous administration of mitomycin has been found to be carcinogenic in rats and mice. At doses approximating the recommended clinical injectable dose in humans, mitomycin produces a greater than 100 percent increase in tumor incidence in male Sprague-Dawley rats, and a greater than 50 percent increase in tumor incidence in female Swiss mice.

The effect of Mitosol® on fertility is unknown.

Use In Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Risk Summary

Based on findings in animals and mechanism of action [see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY], Mitosol® can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. There are no available data on Mitosol® use in pregnant women to inform the drug-associated risk. In animal reproduction studies, parenteral administration of mitomycin resulted in teratogenicity (see Data). Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus.

The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2% - 4% and 15% - 20%, respectively.

Data

Animal Data

Parenteral administration of mitomycin in animal reproduction studies produced fetal malformations and embryofetal lethality.

Lactation

Risk Summary

There are no data on the presence of mitomycin in human milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects on milk production. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in a breastfed child, advise women not to breastfeed during and for 1 week following administration of Mitosol®.

Females And Males Of Reproductive Potential

Mitosol® can cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women [see Use In Specific Populations].

Pregnancy Testing

Verify pregnancy status in females of reproductive potential prior to using Mitosol®.

Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Geriatric Use

No overall differences in safety and effectiveness have been observed between elderly and younger patients.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No Information provided

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypersensitivity

Mitosol® is contraindicated in patients that have demonstrated a hypersensitivity to mitomycin in the past.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Mechanism Of Action

Mitosol® inhibits the synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The guanine and cytosine content correlates with the degree of mitomycin-induced cross-linking. Cellular RNA and protein synthesis may also be suppressed.

Pharmacokinetics

Absorption

The systemic exposure of mitomycin following ocular administration of Mitosol® in humans is unknown. Based on a comparison of the proposed dose of up to 0.2 mg to intravenous (IV) doses of mitomycin used clinically for treatment of oncologic indications (up to 20 mg/m²), systemic concentrations in humans upon ocular administration are expected to be multiple orders of magnitude lower than those achieved by IV administration.

Elimination

Metabolism

In humans, mitomycin is cleared from ophthalmic tissue after intraoperative topical application and irrigation, as metabolism occurs in other affected tissues. Systemic clearance is affected primarily by metabolism in the liver. The rate of clearance is inversely proportional to the maximal serum concentration because of saturation of the degradative pathways.

Excretion

Approximately 10% of an injectable dose of mitomycin is excreted unchanged in the urine. Since metabolic pathways are saturated at relatively low doses, the percent of a dose excreted in urine increases.

Clinical Studies

In placebo-controlled studies reported in the medical literature, mitomycin reduced intraocular pressure (IOP) by 3 mmHg in patients with open-angle glaucoma when used as an adjunct to ab externo glaucoma surgery by Month 12.

In studies with a historical control reported in the medical literature, mitomycin reduced intraocular pressure (IOP) by 5 mmHg in patients with open-angle glaucoma when used as an adjunct to ab externo glaucoma surgery by Month 12.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Instruct patients to discuss with their physician if they are pregnant or if they might become pregnant [see Use In Specific Populations].

Instruct patients to discuss with their physician if they have demonstrated a hypersensitivity to mitomycin in the past [see CONTRAINDICATIONS].

Nursing mothers should be advised that it is not known if Mitosol® is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in a breastfed child, advise women not to breastfeed during and for 1 week following administration of Mitosol® [see Use In Specific Populations].

Patients should be advised of the toxicity of Mitosol® and potential complications.

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