Adult: 300 mg once daily, continue until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Dose reduction, dosing interruption, or discontinuation may be required according to individual safety or tolerability (refer to detailed product guideline). Missed dose should not be taken if within 12 hours of next dose.
200 mg once daily.
May be taken with or without food. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush. For patients w/ difficulty swallowing, disperse tab in ½ glass plain, non-carbonated water & stir for approx 10 min. No other liqd should be used. Swallow immediately after dispersion. Mix remaining residue w/ ½ glass water & swallow. Liqd dispersion may also be administered through nasogastric or gastrotomy tubes.
Patient with QTc interval over 480 milliseconds, congenital long QTc syndrome. Concomitant use with drugs prolonging QTc interval. Pregnancy and lactation.
Patient with brain metastases, history of torsades de pointes, haemoptysis. Hepatic and renal impairment.
This drug may cause fatigue and blurred vision, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Limit exposure to sunlight.
Monitor serum electrolytes (e.g. Ca, Mg, K), TSH, and ECG (QT interval) at baseline, at 2-4 weeks, at 8-12 weeks, and every 3 months thereafter. Monitor renal and hepatic function, blood pressure. Assess for signs and symptoms of heart failure, RPLS, pulmonary and skin toxicities.
Decreased plasma concentration with potent CYP3A4 inducers (e.g. dexamethasone, carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, rifabutin, rifampicin). Increased plasma concentration of metformin, digoxin. Potentially Fatal: Increased risk of torsades de pointes with antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g. amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, procainamide, sotalol) and other drugs prolonging QTc interval (e.g. mizolastine, moxifloxacin, cisapride, arsenic, erythromycin IV, toremifene).
May decrease serum concentration with St John’s wort.
Description: Vandetanib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that blocks intracellular signalling, angiogenesis and cellular proliferation through inhibition of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), rearranged during transfection (RET) tyrosine kinase, protein tyrosine kinase 6 (BRK), TIE, EPH kinase receptor and SRC kinase receptors. Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: Slowly absorbed. Time to peak plasma concentration: Approx 6 hours (range: 4-10 hours). Distribution: Volume of distribution: Approx 7,450 L. Plasma protein binding: Approx 90%, mainly to albumin and α1-acid glycoprotein. Metabolism: Metabolised in the liver by CYP3A4 enzyme to N-desmethylvandetanib, and by flavin-containing mono-oxygenase enzymes FMO1 and FMO3 to vandetanib-N-oxide. Excretion: Mainly via faeces (approx 44%); urine (approx 25%). Elimination half-life: Approx 19 days.
Store at 25°C.
This is a cytotoxic drug. Follow applicable procedures for receiving, handling, administration, and disposal.
L01EX04 - vandetanib ; Belongs to the class of other protein kinase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of cancer.
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