Avelumab


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Pregnancy and lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient with CV risk factors (e.g. hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia). Patient Counselling This drug may cause fatigue, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor LFTs, serum creatinine, thyroid function tests, blood glucose, and LVEF (in combination with axitinib) at baseline, periodically during therapy, and as clinically indicated. Assess for signs and symptoms of infusion-related reactions, immune-related reactions including pneumonitis, hepatitis, colitis, endocrinopathies (e.g. adrenal insufficiency, hyperglycaemia, thyroid disorders), and CV events (in combination with axitinib).
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Immune-mediated reactions such as colitis, thyroid disorders (e.g. hypo- or hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis), adrenal insufficiency, type 1 diabetes mellitus (including diabetic ketoacidosis), nephritis. Rarely, immune-mediated reactions like myositis, hypopituitarism, uveitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, psoriasis, arthritis, exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme, pemphigoid, systemic inflammatory response. Blood and lymphatic system disorders: Anaemia, lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia. Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth. General disorders and administration site conditions: Fatigue, asthenia, influenza-like illness. Immune system disorders: Hypersensitivity. Investigations: Decreased weight; increased ALT/AST, amylase, lipase, serum creatinine. Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Decreased appetite, peripheral oedema, hyponatraemia. Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders: Back pain, arthralgia, myalgia. Nervous system disorders: Headache, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy. Renal and urinary disorders: Acute renal injury, UTI. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Cough, dysphonia. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash, pruritus, maculo-papular rash, dry skin, cellulitis. Vascular disorders: Hypertension.
Potentially Fatal: Immune-mediated reactions including pneumonitis, hepatitis; severe infusion-related reactions (e.g. pyrexia, chills, flushing, hypotension, dyspnoea, wheezing, abdominal pain, urticaria). Rarely, immune-mediated myocarditis, pancreatitis; severe CV events (e.g. MI, CHF) when used in combination with axitinib.
ATC Classification
L01XC31 - avelumab
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