Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Prophylaxis of severe thrombocytopenia after myelosuppressive chemotherapy, Reduce the need for platelet transfusions after myelosuppressive chemotherapy
Adult: 50 mcg/kg daily. Give initial dose 6-24 hr after the last antineoplastic dose and continue treatment for up to a max of 21 days. Discontinue at least 2 days before the next chemotherapy cycle.
Renal Impairment
<3025 mcg/kg daily.
Reconstitute with sterile water for inj to a concentration of 5 mg/ml.
Do not use after myeloablative chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation.
Special Precautions
History or signs of heart failure. Monitor fluid and electrolyte balance in patients on prolonged diuretic therapy. Pre-existing papilloedema or CNS tumours, pre-existing pericardial effusions or ascites. Hepatic, renal or respiratory impairment. History of stroke or thromboembolic disorders. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Tachycardia, oedema, palpitation, cardiomegaly, vasodilation, syncope, atrial arrhythmia; headache, dizziness, fever, insomnia, fatigue; rash; fluid retention; nausea/vomiting, diarrhoea, oral moniliasis; dilutional anaemia; weakness, arthralgia, periostitis; conjunctival inj/redness/swelling, papilloedema; dyspnoea, rhinitis, cough, pharyngitis; wt gain; pleural effusion.
Potentially Fatal: Anaphylactoid reactions.
Parenteral/SC: C
Symptoms: Increased CV events. Treatment: Symptomatic and supportive. Reinstitution of therapy should be based on individual patient factors (need for therapy and severity of toxicity).
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of adverse CV effects with diuretics (due to hypokalaemia).
Description: Oprelvekin is a recombinant human interleukin-11 platelet factor that promotes growth and maturation of megakaryocytes, which increases the production of platelets.
Absorption: Bioavailability: About 80% (SC). Peak serum concentrations after about 3 hr.
Excretion: Via urine (mainly as metabolites). Clearance reduced in renal impairment. Terminal half-life: 7 hr.
Store under refrigeration at 2-8°C (36-46°F). Do not freeze and protect from light. Reconstituted solution: Use within 3 hr of reconstitution and store in the original container at either 2-8°C (36-46°F) or ≤25°C (77°F). Do not freeze or shake.
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