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Moxetumomab Pasudotox Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 26, 2022.

Applies to the following strengths: tdfk 1 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Hairy Cell Leukemia

0.04 mg/kg IV over 30 minutes on Days 1, 3, and 5 of each 28-day cycle for a maximum of 6 cycles, disease progression, or unacceptable toxicity

Recommended Concomitant Treatment:

  • Hydrate with 1 L of isotonic solution (e.g., 5% dextrose injection, and 0.45% or 0.9% sodium chloride injection) over 2 to 4 hours before and after each infusion. -Administer 0.5 L to patients under 50 kg.
  • Advise patients to hydrate with up to 3 L of oral fluids (e.g., water, milk, or juice) per 24 hours on Days 1 through 8 of each 28-day cycle. In patients under 50 kg, up to 2 L per 24 hours is recommended.

  • Premedicate 30 to 90 minutes prior to each infusion with and antihistamine (e.g., hydroxyzine or diphenhydramine), acetaminophen, and a histamine-2 receptor antagonist (e.g., ranitidine, famotidine, or cimetidine).
  • Consider oral antihistamines and antipyretics for up to 24 hours following the infusion and an oral corticosteroid (e.g., 4 mg dexamethasone) to decrease nausea and vomiting. Maintain adequate oral fluid intake.
  • Monitor fluid balance and serum electrolytes.
  • Consider low-dose aspirin on Days 1 through 8 of each 28-day cycle.
  • Monitor for thrombosis.

Use: For the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL) who received at least 2 prior systemic therapies, including treatment with a purine nucleoside analog (PNA)

Renal Dose Adjustments


Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

If a severe infusion related reaction (IRR) occurs, interrupt the infusion and manage medically. Administer an oral or IV corticosteroid 30 minutes before
resuming, and before each infusion thereafter.


  • Before every infusion check weight and blood pressure.
  • If weight has increased by 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) or 5% or greater from Day 1 of the cycle and the patient is hypotensive, check for peripheral edema, hypoalbuminemia, and respiratory symptoms, including shortness of breath and cough.
  • CLS is suspected, check for a decrease in oxygen saturation and pulmonary edema and/or serosal effusions.
  • Grade 2 CLS: Delay dosing until recovery.
  • Grade 3 CLS: Discontinue therapy.
  • Grade 4 CLS: Discontinue therapy.

  • Before every infusion check hemoglobin levels, platelet counts, and serum creatinine.
  • If HUS is suspected, check blood LDH, indirect bilirubin, and blood smear schistocytes for hemolysis.
  • Discontinue therapy in patients with HUS. Treat with supportive measures and fluid replacement, and monitor blood chemistry, complete blood counts, and renal function until resolution.

  • For patients with baseline serum creatinine within normal limits, delay dosing for Grade 2 or higher creatinine increases (greater than 1.5-times baseline or the upper limit of normal); resume therapy upon recovery to Grade 1 (1- to 1.5-times baseline, or between the upper limit of normal and 1.5-times the upper limit of normal).
  • For patients with baseline serum creatinine of Grades 1 or 2, delay dosing for creatinine increases to Grade 3 or higher (greater than 3-times baseline or the upper limit of normal); resume therapy upon recovery to baseline grade or lower.



  • Capillary Leak Syndrome (CLS), including life-threatening cases, has occurred. Monitor weight and blood pressure; check labs, including albumin, if CLS is suspected. Delay dosing or discontinue this drug as necessary.
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), including life-threatening cases, has occurred. Monitor hemoglobin, platelet count, serum creatinine, and ensure
adequate hydration. Discontinue this drug in patients with HUS.

  • None

Safety and efficacy have not been established in children.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:

  • Refrigerate this drug and IV Solution Stabilizer at 2C to 8C (36F to 46F), in original carton to protect from light.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Do not shake.

  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Albumin hemoglobin levels
  • Platelet counts
  • Serum creatinine

Patient advice:
  • Read patient labeling.
  • Maintain a high fluid intake.
  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately for infusion related reactions or electrolyte abnormalities (e.g., muscle cramping, paresthesias, irregular or fast heartbeat, nausea, seizures).

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