LYSODREN

Generic Name/API: mitotane

Manufacturer: HRA Pharma

Dosage Forms & Strength & Pack Size:
Tablets: 500 mg, 100’s

Storage:
Store bottles at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F-86°F).

  • INDICATION
  • IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Indication
LYSODREN® is an adrenal cytotoxic agent indicated for the treatment of patients with inoperable, functional or nonfunctional, adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC).

Important Safety Information
Warning/Adrenal crisis in the setting of shock, severe trauma or infection: Patients treated with LYSODREN are at increased risk for developing adrenal crisis in the setting of shock, severe trauma or infection that may lead to death.
If shock, severe trauma or infection occurs or develops, temporarily discontinue LYSODREN and administer exogenous steroids. Monitor patients closely for infections and instruct patients to contact their physician immediately if injury, infection, or any other concomitant illness occurs.

Adrenal Insufficiency and Adrenal Crisis: Temporarily withhold LYSODREN during shock; trauma, infection or adrenal insufficiency. Steroid replacement may be necessary.

Central Nervous System (CNS) Toxicity: Monitor behavioral and neurologic assessments and mitotane plasma levels at regular intervals. Mitotane plasma levels exceeding 20 mg/L are associated with a greater incidence of toxicity. Advise patients not to drive or operate hazardous machinery if experiencing CNS adverse reactions.

Ovarian Macrocysts in Premenopausal Women: Monitor pelvic ultrasound at baseline and at regular intervals. Withhold, reduce the dose, or permanently discontinue LYSODREN based on severity.

Hematologic Toxicity: Monitor complete blood counts prior to starting LYSODREN, during dose titration and as clinically indicated. Withhold, reduce the dose or permanently discontinue based on severity.

Prolonged Bleeding Time: Prolonged bleeding time has occurred in patients treated with mitotane and this should be taken into account when surgery is considered.

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity: LYSODREN can cause fetal harm. Advise females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus and to use effective nonhormonal contraception.

Lactation: Advise not to breastfeed.

Hepatic Impairment: LYSODREN is not recommended for patients with severe hepatic impairment. In patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment, monitor mitotane plasma levels frequently and modify the dosage as needed.

Renal Impairment: LYSODREN is not recommended for patients with severe renal impairment. In patients with mild or moderate renal impairment, monitor mitotane plasma levels frequently and modify the dosage as needed.

Most common adverse reactions include: anorexia, epigastric discomfort, nausea, vomiting diarrhea, depression, dizziness, vertigo, rash, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypothyroidism and decreased blood free testosterone in males. LYSODREN is a hazardous drug. Advise caregivers to wear disposable gloves when handling LYSODREN tablets.

Avoid concomitant use with spironolactone, certain CYP3A substrates, hormonal contraceptives and warfarin.

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