Generic name: ponatinib hydrochloride 15mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Medically reviewed on September 12, 2018.
The optimal dose of Iclusig has not been identified. In clinical trials, the starting dose of Iclusig was 45 mg administered orally once daily. However, in the Phase 2 trial, 68% of the patients required dose reductions to 30 mg or 15 mg once daily during the course of therapy.
Start dosing with 45 mg once daily. Consider reducing the dose of Iclusig for patients with chronic phase (CP) CML and accelerated phase (AP) CML who have achieved a major cytogenetic response.
Consider discontinuing Iclusig if response has not occurred by 3 months (90 days).
Iclusig may be taken with or without food. Tablets should be swallowed whole.
Dose Modifications for Myelosuppression
Suggested dose modifications for neutropenia (ANC* less than 1.0 × 109/L) and thrombocytopenia (platelet less than 50 × 109/L) that are unrelated to leukemia are summarized in Table 1.
|ANC* <1 × 109/L
platelet <50 × 109/L
Dose Modifications for Non-hematologic Adverse Reactions
If a serious non-hematologic adverse reaction occurs, modify the dose, interrupt treatment, or consider discontinuation. Do not restart Iclusig in patients with arterial or venous occlusive reactions unless the potential benefit outweighs the risk of recurrent arterial or venous occlusions and the patient has no other treatment options. For serious reactions other than arterial or venous occlusion, do not restart Iclusig until the serious event has resolved or the potential benefit of resuming therapy is judged to outweigh the risk.
Recommended modifications for hepatotoxicity are summarized in Table 2.
|Elevation of liver transaminase >3× ULN* (Grade 2 or higher)||Occurrence at 45 mg:
|Elevation of AST or ALT ≥3× ULN concurrent with an elevation of bilirubin >2× ULN and alkaline phosphatase <2× ULN||Discontinue Iclusig|
Pancreatitis and Elevation of Lipase
Recommended modifications for pancreatic adverse reactions are summarized in Table 3.
|Asymptomatic Grade 1 or 2 elevation of serum lipase||Consider interruption or dose reduction of Iclusig|
|Asymptomatic Grade 3 or 4 elevation of lipase (>2× ULN*) or asymptomatic radiologic pancreatitis (Grade 2 pancreatitis)||Occurrence at 45 mg:
|Symptomatic Grade 3 pancreatitis||Occurrence at 45 mg:
|Grade 4 pancreatitis||Discontinue Iclusig|
Dose Modification for Use with Strong CYP3A Inhibitors
The recommended dose should be reduced to 30 mg once daily when administering Iclusig with strong CYP3A inhibitors [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].
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