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Pagenax

Pagenax Adverse Reactions

Manufacturer:

Novartis

Distributor:

DKSH
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Adverse Reactions
Summary of the safety profile: The most frequently reported adverse reactions were reduced visual acuity (7.3%), cataract (7.0%), conjunctival haemorrhage (6.3%) and vitreous floaters (5.1%).
The most serious adverse reactions were blindness (0.8%), endophthalmitis (0.7%), retinal artery occlusion (0.8%) and retinal detachment (0.7%).
Tabulated list of adverse reactions: Adverse reactions (Table 2) are listed according to the MedDRA system organ class. Within each system organ class, the adverse reactions are ranked by frequency, with the most frequent reactions first. Frequency categories for each adverse reaction are based on the following convention: very common (≥1/10), common (≥1/100 to <1/10), uncommon (≥1/1,000 to <1/100), rare (≥1/10,000 to <1/1,000), very rare (<1/10,000). Within each frequency grouping, adverse reactions are presented in order of decreasing seriousness. (See Table 2.)

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Adverse drug reactions from spontaneous reports and literature cases (frequency not known): The following adverse drug reactions have been derived from post-marketing experience with Pagenax via spontaneous case reports and literature cases. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not possible to reliably estimate their frequency which is therefore categorized as not known. Adverse drug reactions are listed according to system organ classes in MedDRA. Within each system organ class, ADRs are presented in order of decreasing seriousness. (See Table 3.)

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Description of selected adverse reactions: Immunogenicity: There is a potential for an immune response in patients treated with Pagenax. After dosing with Pagenax for 88 weeks, treatment-emergent anti-brolucizumab antibodies were detected in 23-25% of patients. Among patients with treatment-emergent antibodies, a higher number of intraocular inflammation adverse reactions were observed. The clinical significance of anti-brolucizumab antibodies on safety is unclear at this time. Anti-brolucizumab antibodies were not associated with an impact on clinical efficacy.
Product-class-related adverse reactions: There is a theoretical risk of arterial thromboembolic events, including stroke and myocardial infarction, following intravitreal use of VEGF inhibitors. A low incidence rate of arterial thromboembolic events was observed in the brolucizumab clinical studies in patients with AMD. There were no major notable differences between the groups treated with brolucizumab and comparator.
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