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Mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx (Intravenous)

Generic name: mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx [ mir-ve-TUX-i-mab-soe-rav-TAN-seen-- gynx ]
Brand name: Elahere
Drug class: Miscellaneous antineoplastics

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 9, 2023.

Intravenous route(Solution)

Warning: Ocular Toxicity

Mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx can cause severe ocular toxicities, including visual impairment, keratopathy, dry eye, photophobia, eye pain, and uveitis.

Conduct an ophthalmic exam including visual acuity and slit lamp exam prior to initiation of mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx, every other cycle for the first 8 cycles, and as clinically indicated.

Administer prophylactic artificial tears and ophthalmic topical steroids.

Withhold mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx for ocular toxicities until improvement and resume at the same or reduced dose.

Discontinue mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx for Grade 4 ocular toxicities .

Uses for mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx

Mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx injection is used to treat folate receptor-alpha (FRa) positive platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer in patients who have received 1 to 3 previous treatments. Your doctor will perform a test to check for the FRa tumor before you receive this medicine.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.

Before using mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx injection in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx injection in the elderly.

Breast Feeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

Proper use of mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx

Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects. Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a medical facility. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins once every 3 weeks (21-day cycle).

Your doctor will give you other medicines (eg, allergy medicine, fever medicine, steroids) to help prevent infusion related reactions and nausea and vomiting.

Your doctor will also give you steroid or lubricant eye drops before and during treatment with this medicine. Do not wear contact lenses during treatment with this medicine.

This medicine comes with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Precautions while using mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Receiving this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. If you are a woman who can get pregnant, your doctor may do tests to make sure you are not pregnant before starting treatment. Use an effective form of birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are receiving this medicine and for at least 7 months after the last dose. If you think you have become pregnant while receiving this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

This medicine may cause eye or vision problems (eg, visual impairment, keratopathy, dry eye, photophobia, eye pain, and uveitis). Check with your doctor right away if you have blurred vision, change in vision, difficulty seeing at night, eye pain, increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight, redness of the eye, or tearing. Your doctor may want you to have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).

This medicine may cause pneumonitis (swelling of the lungs). Check with your doctor right away if you have chest pain, chills, cough, fever, general feeling of discomfort or illness, thickening of bronchial secretions, or trouble breathing

Check with your doctor right away if you are having burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations, weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet, or unsteadiness. These could be symptoms of a condition called peripheral neuropathy.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.

Side Effects of mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Less common

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

Available Dosage Forms:

Therapeutic Class: Antineoplastic Agent

Pharmacologic Class: Mirvetuximab Soravtansine

Further information

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