Generic name: ROMIDEPSIN 10mg in 2mL;
Dosage form: injection
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 16, 2020.
The recommended dose of romidepsin is 14 mg/m2 administered intravenously over a 4-hour period on days 1, 8, and 15 of a 28-day cycle. Cycles should be repeated every 28 days provided that the patient continues to benefit from and tolerates the drug.
Nonhematologic toxicities except alopecia
- Grade 2 or 3 toxicity: Treatment with romidepsin should be delayed until toxicity returns to Grade 0-1 or baseline, then therapy may be restarted at 14 mg/m2. If Grade 3 toxicity recurs, treatment with romidepsin should be delayed until toxicity returns to Grade 0-1 or baseline and the dose should be permanently reduced to 10 mg/m2.
- Grade 4 toxicity: Treatment with romidepsin should be delayed until toxicity returns to Grade 0-1 or baseline, then the dose should be permanently reduced to 10 mg/m2.
- Romidepsin should be discontinued if Grade 3 or 4 toxicities recur after dose reduction.
- Grade 3 or 4 neutropenia or thrombocytopenia: Treatment with romidepsin should be delayed until the specific cytopenia returns to ANC greater than or equal to 1.5×109/L and platelet count greater than or equal to 75×109/L or baseline, then therapy may be restarted at 14 mg/m2.
- Grade 4 febrile (greater than or equal to 38.5ºC) neutropenia or thrombocytopenia that requires platelet transfusion: Treatment with romidepsin should be delayed until the specific cytopenia returns to less than or equal to Grade 1 or baseline, and then the dose should be permanently reduced to 10 mg/m2.
Dosage in Patients with Hepatic Impairment
For patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment, reduce the starting dose of ISTODAX as shown in Table 1 and monitor for toxicities more frequently. Dose adjustment is not required for patients with mild hepatic impairment.
|Hepatic Impairment||Bilirubin Levels||ISTODAX Dose|
|ULN=Upper limit of normal.|
|Moderate||> 1.5 × ULN to ≤ 3 × ULN||7 mg/m2|
|Severe||> 3 × ULN||5 mg/m2|
Instructions for Preparation and Intravenous Administration
ISTODAX is a cytotoxic drug. Use appropriate handling procedures.
ISTODAX must be reconstituted with the supplied diluent and further diluted with 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, before intravenous infusion.
ISTODAX and diluent vials contain an overfill to ensure the recommended volume can be withdrawn at a concentration of 5 mg/mL.
- Each 10 mg single-dose vial of ISTODAX must be reconstituted with 2.2 mL of the supplied diluent.
- With a suitable syringe, aseptically withdraw 2.2 mL from the supplied diluent vial, and slowly inject it into the ISTODAX (romidepsin) for injection vial. Swirl the contents of the vial until there are no visible particles in the resulting solution. The reconstituted solution will contain ISTODAX 5 mg/mL. The reconstituted ISTODAX vial will contain 2 mL of deliverable volume of drug product. The reconstituted ISTODAX solution is chemically stable for up to 8 hours at room temperature.
- Extract the appropriate amount of ISTODAX from the vials to deliver the desired dose, using proper aseptic technique. Before intravenous infusion, further dilute ISTODAX in 500 mL 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP.
- Infuse over 4 hours.
The diluted solution is compatible with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyethylene (PE) infusion bags as well as glass bottles, and is chemically stable for up to 24 hours when stored at room temperature. However, it should be administered as soon after dilution as possible.
Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration before administration, whenever solution and container permit.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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