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CYRAMZA (ramucirumab) is a recombinant human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2. CYRAMZA has an approximate molecular weight of 147 kDa. CYRAMZA is produced in genetically engineered mammalian NS0 cells.
CYRAMZA is a sterile, preservative-free, clear to slightly opalescent and colorless to slightly yellow solution for intravenous infusion following dilution and preparation. CYRAMZA is supplied at a concentration of 10 mg/mL in either 100 mg (10 mL) or 500 mg (50 mL) single-dose vials. CYRAMZA is formulated in glycine (9.98 mg/mL), histidine (0.65 mg/mL), histidine monohydrochloride (1.22 mg/mL), polysorbate 80 (0.1 mg/mL), sodium chloride (4.383 mg/mL), and Water for Injection, USP, pH 6.0.
| Mechanism of Action:
Ramucirumab is a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) antagonist that specifically binds VEGF Receptor 2 and blocks binding of VEGFR ligands, VEGF-A, VEGF-C, and VEGF-D. As a result, ramucirumab inhibits ligand-stimulated activation of VEGF Receptor 2, thereby inhibiting ligand-induced proliferation, and migration of human endothelial cells. Ramucirumab inhibited angiogenesis in an in vivo animal model.
| INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
| WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
| ADVERSE REACTIONS:
The most common adverse reactions observed in CYRAMZA-treated patients at a rate of ≥10% and ≥2% higher than placebo were hypertension and diarrhea.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Eli Lilly and Company at 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979) or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See PACKAGE INSERT for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION and Medication Guide.
| DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: ------------------------------------
Recommended Dose and Schedule
The recommended dose of CYRAMZA is 8 mg/kg every 2 weeks administered as an intravenous infusion over 60 minutes. Continue CYRAMZA until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Do not administer CYRAMZA as an intravenous push or bolus.
Wound Healing Complications
Arterial Thromboembolic Events, Gastrointestinal Perforation, or Grade 3 or 4 Bleeding
Preparation for Administration-------------------------------------------
Administer diluted CYRAMZA infusion via infusion pump over 60 minutes through a separate infusion line. Use of a protein sparing 0.22 micron filter is recommended. Flush the line with sterile sodium chloride (0.9%) solution for injection at the end of the infusion.
| DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS:
100 mg/10 mL (10 mg per mL) solution, single-dose vial
500 mg/50 mL (10 mg per mL) solution, single-dose vial
Storage and Handling
For product diluted in 0.9% sodium chloride, the chemical and physical stability have been demonstrated for up to 24 hours at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) or for 4 hours at room temperature (below 25°C [77°F]). DO NOT FREEZE OR SHAKE the diluted product.
National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed Database.
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