Melanoma and other skin cancers:
Indications for ERIVEDGE:
Treatment of adults with metastatic basal cell carcinoma, or locally advanced basal cell carcinoma that has recurred following surgery or who are not candidates for surgery, and who are not candidates for radiation.
Swallow whole. 150mg once daily until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Withhold for up to 8 weeks for intolerable reactions until improved or resolved.
Risk of embryo-fetal death or severe birth defects in pregnant women. Verify pregnancy status within 7 days prior to initiating therapy. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during therapy and for 24 months after final dose; male patients should use condoms (even after a vasectomy) during and for 3 months after final dose. Advise patients not to donate blood or blood products during therapy and for 24 months after final dose. Advise male patients not to donate semen during and for 3 months after final dose. Premature fusion of the epiphyses may occur in pediatrics if exposed. Pregnancy: avoid. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for 24 months after final dose).
Hedgehog pathway inhibitor.
Muscle spasms, alopecia, dysgeusia, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, constipation, arthralgias, ageusia; amenorrhea.
Report immediately exposure to Erivedge during pregnancy by contacting the Genentech Adverse Event Line at (888) 835-2555.
Generic Drug Availability: