Hyrimoz

Hyrimoz

adalimumab

Manufacturer:

Sandoz

Distributor:

DKSH
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Adalimumab
Indications/Uses
Monotherapy or in combination w/ MTX or other DMARDs to reduce signs & symptoms in adults w/ moderate to severe active RA. Monotherapy or in combination w/ DMARDs to reduce signs & symptoms of active arthritis in patients w/ psoriatic arthritis. Reduced signs & symptoms in patients w/ active ankylosing spondylitis. Reduced signs & symptoms in patients w/ active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis w/ objective signs of inflammation by elevated C-reactive protein &/or MRI, who have had inadequate response to, or are intolerant to NSAIDs. Moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic- or phototherapy & when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate. Severe chronic plaque psoriasis in childn & adolescents from 4 yr who have had inadequate response to, or are inappropriate candidates for topical- & phototherapy. Moderate to severe active Crohn's disease in adults w/ inadequate response to conventional therapy, lost response to or intolerant to infliximab. Moderate to severe active Crohn's disease in paed patients 6-17 yr who have had inadequate response to conventional therapy eg, primary nutrition therapy, corticosteroid &/or immunomodulator, or intolerant to or have CI for such therapies. Moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis in adults & paed ≥6 yr who have had inadequate response to conventional therapy including corticosteroids & 6-mercaptopurine or azathioprine, or intolerant to, or have medical CI for such therapies. Active moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in adults & adolescents from 12 yr w/ inadequate response to conventional systemic HS therapy. Non-infectious intermediate, posterior & panuveitis in adults who have had inadequate response to corticosteroids, in need of corticosteroid-sparing or in whom corticosteroid treatment is inappropriate. Paed chronic non-infectious anterior uveitis in patients from 2 yr who have had inadequate response to, or intolerant to conventional therapy, or in whom conventional therapy is inappropriate. Monotherapy or in combination w/ MTX for active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients >2 yr who have had inadequate response to ≥1 DMARDs. Active enthesitis-related arthritis in patients ≥6 yr who have had inadequate response to, or intolerant of conventional therapy.
Dosage/Direction for Use
SC Adult RA 40 mg every other wk. May increase dosage to 40 mg every wk or 80 mg every other wk in patient not taking concomitant MTX. Axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis 40 mg every other wk. Plaque psoriasis Adult Initially 80 mg, followed by 40 mg every other wk starting 1 wk after initial dose. May be increased to 40 mg every wk or 80 mg every other wk. Dose may be subsequently reduced to 40 mg every other wk if adequate response is achieved. Paed 4-17 yr, ≥30 kg Initially 40 mg, followed by 40 mg every other wk starting 1 wk after initial dose. Crohn's disease Adult 80 mg at wk 0 followed by 40 mg at wk 2. For more rapid response: 160 mg at wk 0 (160 mg in 1 day or 80 mg daily for 2 consecutive days) & 80 mg at wk 2. After induction, 40 mg every other wk. Paed 6-17 yr, ≥40 kg Induction: 80 mg at wk 0 & 40 mg at wk 2. For more rapid response: 160 mg at wk 0 & 80 mg at wk 2. Maintenance: 40 mg every other wk starting wk 4, <40 kg Induction: 40 mg at wk 0 & 20 mg at wk 2. For more rapid response: 80 mg at wk 0 & 40 mg at wk 2. Ulcerative colitis Adult 160 mg at wk 0 (160 mg in 1 day or 80 mg daily for 2 consecutive days) & 80 mg at wk 2. After induction, 40 mg every other wk. Paed 6-17 yr, ≥40 kg Induction: 160 mg at wk 0 & 80 mg at wk 2. Maintenance: 80 mg every other wk or 40 mg every wk starting wk 4, <40 kg Induction: 80 mg at wk 0 & 40 mg at wk 2. Maintenance: 40 mg every other wk starting wk 4. HS Adult Initially 160 mg at Day 1 (160 mg in 1 day or 80 mg daily for 2 consecutive days), followed by 80 mg 2 wk later at Day 15. Continue w/ 40 mg every wk or 80 mg every other wk on Day 29. Adolescent from 12 yr, at least 30 kg 80 mg at wk 0, followed by 40 mg every other wk at wk 1. May be increased to 40 mg every wk or 80 mg every other wk in patient w/ inadequate response. Uveitis Adult Initially 80 mg, followed by 40 mg every other wk starting 1 wk after the initial dose. Paed ≥2 yr, ≥30 kg 40 mg every other wk in combination w/ MTX. Loading dose: 80 mg 1 wk prior to maintenance therapy, <30 kg Loading dose: 40 mg 1 wk prior to maintenance therapy. Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis Paed from 2 yr, ≥30 kg 40 mg every other wk. Enthesitis-related arthritis Paed from 6 yr, ≥30 kg 40 mg every other wk.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if anaphylactic reaction or other serious allergic reaction occurs; new serious infection or sepsis, preexisting or recent-onset central or peripheral nervous system demyelinating disorders; lupus-like syndrome develops; confirmed significant hematologic abnormalities. Not to be initiated in patients w/ active infections including chronic or localised infections; active TB is diagnosed. History of recurrent infection or w/ underlying conditions predisposed to infections. Opportunistic infections including invasive fungal infections; HBV carriers & reactivation; lymphomas, leukemia & other malignancies; immunosuppression; new or worsening symptoms of CHF. Formation of autoimmune Ab. Patients undergoing surgery or arthroplasty. Evaluate for active or inactive/latent TB infection prior to initiation. Closely monitor for signs & symptoms of active HBV infection during & for several mth after therapy; infections including TB before, during & after treatment. Examine for presence of non-melanoma skin cancer prior to & during treatment in patients w/ medical history of extensive immunosuppressant therapy or psoriasis patients w/ history of PUVA treatment. Screen patients w/ ulcerative colitis at increased risk or w/ prior history for dysplasia or colon carcinoma. Not recommended w/ other biologic DMARDs eg, anakinra, abatacept or other TNF-antagonists. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Pregnancy & lactation. Not recommended w/ live vaccines in infants for 5 mth following mother's last inj during pregnancy. Childn <2 yr. Elderly ≥65 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Resp tract infections; leucopaenia, anaemia; increased lipids; headache; abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting; elevated liver enzymes; rash; musculoskeletal pain; inj site reaction. Systemic, intestinal, skin, soft tissue, ear, oral, reproductive tract, fungal & joint infections, UTI; benign neoplasm, skin cancer excluding melanoma; thrombocytopaenia, leucocytosis; hypersensitivity, allergies; hypokalaemia, increased uric acid, abnormal blood Na, hypocalcaemia, hyperglycaemia, hypophosphataemia, dehydration; mood alterations, anxiety, insomnia; paraesthesias, migraine, nerve root compression; visual impairment, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, eye swelling; vertigo; tachycardia; HTN, flushing, haematoma; cough, asthma, dyspnoea; GI haemorrhage, dyspepsia, GERD, sicca syndrome; pruritus, urticaria, bruising, dermatitis, onychoclasis, hyperhidrosis; muscle spasms; haematuria, renal impairment; chest pain, edema; coagulation & bleeding disorders, +ve autoAb test; increased blood LDH; impaired healing.
Drug Interactions
Reduced apparent clearance by MTX.
MIMS Class
Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) / Immunosuppressants
ATC Classification
L04AB04 - adalimumab ; Belongs to the class of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors. Used as immunosuppressants.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Hyrimoz soln for inj (pre-filled pen) 40 mg/0.8 mL
Packing/Price
2 × 1's
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