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Durvalumab Disease Interactions

There are 8 disease interactions with durvalumab:

Moderate

Durvalumab (applies to durvalumab) adrenal insufficiency

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

Durvalumab can cause immune-mediated adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal function should be monitored in patients with adrenal insufficiency or with borderline adrenal function and in patients with prolonged periods of stress due to major surgery, intensive care, etc. It is recommended to monitor patients for clinical signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and to institute appropriate measures as necessary. Monitor as clinically indicated prior to and periodically during treatment and withhold, reduce dose, or discontinue therapy with durvalumab as necessary.

Moderate

Durvalumab (applies to durvalumab) colitis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diarrhea

Immune-mediated colitis has been reported with the use of durvalumab. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of diarrhea or colitis. It is recommended to administer corticosteroids at a dose of 1 to 2 mg/kg/day prednisone equivalents followed by corticosteroid taper for severe or life-threatening colitis. It is recommended to interrupt or to permanently discontinue durvalumab for life-threatening or for recurrent colitis. Care should be taken when using durvalumab in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Moderate

Durvalumab (applies to durvalumab) diabetes

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Diabetes Mellitus

Durvalumab can cause type 1 diabetes mellitus. Monitor for hyperglycemia or other signs and symptoms of diabetes. Withhold treatment in cases of severe hyperglycemia until metabolic control is achieved. Permanently discontinue durvalumab for life-threatening hyperglycemia. If appropriate interrupt treatment according to manufacturer recommendations. Care should be exercised when using durvalumab in diabetic patients.

Moderate

Durvalumab (applies to durvalumab) infections

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Infection - Bacterial/Fungal/Protozoal/Viral

Durvalumab may alter the normal immune response and increase susceptibility to infections. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of infection and withhold durvalumab treatment for Grade 3 or higher infections, particularly in patients with urinary tract infections. Resume once clinically stable.

Moderate

Durvalumab (applies to durvalumab) liver dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Liver Disease

Durvalumab can cause immune-mediated hepatitis. Caution is recommended when using durvalumab in patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment as this agent has not been studied in these patients. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of hepatitis during and after treatment discontinuation. Periodic hepatic function test should be performed according to medical practices. Administer corticosteroids as appropriate according to manufacturer recommendations. It is recommended to interrupt or permanently discontinue treatment with durvalumab for severe or life-threatening transaminase or total bilirubin elevation. Care should be taken when using durvalumab in patients with liver disease.

Moderate

Durvalumab (applies to durvalumab) renal dysfunction

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

Durvalumab can cause immune-mediated nephritis. Monitor patients for abnormal renal function tests prior to and periodically during treatment. It is recommended to administer corticosteroids at a dose of 1 to 2 mg/kg/day prednisone equivalents followed by corticosteroid taper for life-threatening increased serum creatinine. Withhold or permanently discontinue durvalumab based on severity. If appropriate modify the dose according to manufacturer recommendations. Care should be taken when using durvalumab in patients with renal dysfunction.

Moderate

Durvalumab (applies to durvalumab) thyroid disorders

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Thyroid Disease

Durvalumab can cause immune-mediated thyroid disorders. Monitor thyroid function prior to and periodically during treatment. Administer hormone-replacement therapy for hypothyroidism or initiate medical management for control of hyperthyroidism. Continue durvalumab for hypothyroidism and interrupt for hyperthyroidism based on the manufacturer recommendation. Care should be taken when using this agent in patients with thyroid disease.

Moderate

Durvalumab – pneumonitis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Pleuropulmonary Infection

Durvalumab can cause immune-mediated pneumonitis. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of pneumonitis. Evaluate patients with suspected pneumonitis with radiographic imaging. It is recommended to administer corticosteroids at a dose of 1 to 2 mg/kg/day prednisone equivalents for moderate pneumonitis or 1 to 4 mg per kg per day or equivalent corticosteroid for more severe pneumonitis, followed by a taper. It is recommended to interrupt or permanently discontinue durvalumab based on the severity of symptoms. Care should be exercised when using this agent in patients with suspected pneumonitis.

Durvalumab drug interactions

There are 122 drug interactions with durvalumab

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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