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Tecentriq Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 27, 2021.

Generic name: ATEZOLIZUMAB 1200mg in 20mL
Dosage form: injection, solution

Patient Selection for Treatment of Urothelial Carcinoma, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Melanoma

Select cisplatin-ineligible patients with previously untreated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma for treatment with TECENTRIQ based on the PD-L1 expression on tumor-infiltrating immune cells [see Clinical Studies (14.1)].

Select patients with Stage II to IIIA non-small cell lung cancer for treatment with TECENTRIQ as a single agent based on PD-L1 expression on tumor cells [see Clinical Studies (14.2)].

Select patients with first-line metastatic non-small cell lung cancer for treatment with TECENTRIQ as a single agent based on the PD-L1 expression on tumor cells or on tumor-infiltrating immune cells [see Clinical Studies (14.2)].

Information on FDA-approved tests for the determination of PD-L1 expression in locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma or non-small cell lung cancer are available at: http://www.fda.gov/CompanionDiagnostics.

Select patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma for treatment with TECENTRIQ in combination with cobimetinib and vemurafenib after confirming the presence of a BRAF V600 mutation [see Clinical Studies (14.5)]. Information on FDA-approved tests for the detection of BRAF V600E and V600K mutations in melanoma is available at: http://www.fda.gov/CompanionDiagnostics. An FDA-approved test for the detection of other BRAF V600 mutations for this use is not currently available.

Recommended Dosage

The recommended dosages of TECENTRIQ administered intravenously as a single agent are presented in Table 1.

Table 1: Recommended Dosage of TECENTRIQ as a Single Agent
Indication Recommended Dosage of TECENTRIQ* Duration of Therapy
*
60-minute intravenous infusion. If the first infusion is tolerated, all subsequent infusions may be delivered over 30 minutes.
Urothelial Carcinoma
  • 840 mg every 2 weeks or
  • 1200 mg every 3 weeks or
  • 1680 mg every 4 weeks
Until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity
Metastatic NSCLC
Adjuvant Treatment of NSCLC
  • 840 mg every 2 weeks or
  • 1200 mg every 3 weeks or
  • 1680 mg every 4 weeks
Up to one year, unless there is disease recurrence or unacceptable toxicity

The recommended intravenous dosages of TECENTRIQ in combination with other therapeutic agents are presented in Table 2. Refer to the respective Prescribing Information for each therapeutic agent administered in combination with TECENTRIQ for the recommended dosage information, as appropriate.

Table 2: Recommended Dosage of TECENTRIQ in Combination with Other Therapeutic Agents
Indication Recommended Dosage of TECENTRIQ* Duration of Therapy
*
60-minute intravenous infusion. If the first infusion is tolerated, all subsequent infusions may be delivered over 30 minutes.
NSCLC
  • 840 mg every 2 weeks or
  • 1200 mg every 3 weeks or
  • 1680 mg every 4 weeks
Administer TECENTRIQ prior to chemotherapy and bevacizumab when given on the same day.
Until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity
SCLC
  • 840 mg every 2 weeks or
  • 1200 mg every 3 weeks or
  • 1680 mg every 4 weeks
Administer TECENTRIQ prior to chemotherapy when given on the same day.
HCC
  • 840 mg every 2 weeks or
  • 1200 mg every 3 weeks or
  • 1680 mg every 4 weeks
Administer TECENTRIQ prior to bevacizumab when given on the same day. Bevacizumab is administered at 15 mg/kg every 3 weeks.
Melanoma
  • 840 mg every 2 weeks or
  • 1200 mg every 3 weeks or
  • 1680 mg every 4 weeks
Administer TECENTRIQ with cobimetinib 60 mg orally once daily (21 days on and 7 days off) and vemurafenib 720 mg orally twice daily.
Prior to initiating TECENTRIQ, patients should receive a 28 day treatment cycle of cobimetinib 60 mg orally once daily (21 days on and 7 days off) and vemurafenib 960 mg orally twice daily from Days 1-21 and vemurafenib 720 mg orally twice daily from Days 22-28.

Dosage Modifications for Adverse Reactions

No dose reduction for TECENTRIQ is recommended. In general, withhold TECENTRIQ for severe (Grade 3) immune-mediated adverse reactions. Permanently discontinue TECENTRIQ for life-threatening (Grade 4) immune-mediated adverse reactions, recurrent severe (Grade 3) immune-mediated reactions that require systemic immunosuppressive treatment, or an inability to reduce corticosteroid dose to 10 mg or less of prednisone or equivalent per day within 12 weeks of initiating steroids.

Dosage modifications for TECENTRIQ for adverse reactions that require management different from these general guidelines are summarized in Table 3.

Table 3: Recommended Dosage Modifications for Adverse Reactions
Adverse Reaction Severity* Dosage Modification
ALT = alanine aminotransferase, AST = aspartate aminotransferase, ULN = upper limit normal, DRESS = Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms, SJS = Stevens Johnson syndrome, TEN = toxic epidermal necrolysis
*
Based on Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE), version 4
Resume in patients with complete or partial resolution (Grade 0 to 1) after corticosteroid taper. Permanently discontinue if no complete or partial resolution within 12 weeks of initiating steroids or inability to reduce prednisone to 10 mg per day or less (or equivalent) within 12 weeks of initiating steroids
If AST and ALT are less than or equal to ULN at baseline, withhold or permanently discontinue TECENTRIQ based on recommendations for hepatitis with no liver involvement
Immune-Mediated Adverse Reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]
Pneumonitis Grade 2 Withhold
Grades 3 or 4 Permanently discontinue
Colitis Grades 2 or 3 Withhold
Grade 4 Permanently discontinue
Hepatitis with no tumor involvement of the liver AST or ALT increases to more than 3 and up to 8 times ULN
or
Total bilirubin increases to more than 1.5 and up to 3 times ULN
Withhold
AST or ALT increases to more than 8 times ULN
or
Total bilirubin increases to more than 3 times ULN
Permanently discontinue
Hepatitis with tumor involvement of the liver Baseline AST or ALT is more than 1 and up to 3 times ULN and increases to more than 5 and up to 10 times ULN
or
Baseline AST or ALT is more than 3 and up to 5 times ULN and increases to more than 8 and up to 10 times ULN
Withhold
AST or ALT increases to more than 10 times ULN
or
Total bilirubin increases to more than 3 times ULN
Permanently discontinue
Endocrinopathies Grades 3 or 4 Withhold until clinically stable or permanently discontinue depending on severity
Nephritis with Renal Dysfunction Grades 2 or 3 increased blood creatinine Withhold
Grade 4 increased blood creatinine Permanently discontinue
Exfoliative Dermatologic Conditions Suspected SJS, TEN, or DRESS Withhold
Confirmed SJS, TEN, or DRESS Permanently discontinue
Myocarditis Grades 2, 3, or 4 Permanently discontinue
Neurological Toxicities Grade 2 Withhold
Grades 3 or 4 Permanently discontinue
Other Adverse Reactions
Infusion-Related Reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)] Grades 1 or 2 Interrupt or slow the rate of infusion
Grades 3 or 4 Permanently discontinue

Preparation and Administration

Preparation

Visually inspect drug product for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. Discard the vial if the solution is cloudy, discolored, or visible particles are observed. Do not shake the vial.

Prepare the solution for infusion as follows:

  • Select the appropriate vial(s) based on the prescribed dose.
  • Withdraw the required volume of TECENTRIQ from the vial(s) using sterile needle and syringe.
  • Dilute to a final concentration between 3.2 mg/mL and 16.8 mg/mL in a polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), or polyolefin (PO) infusion bag containing 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP.
  • Dilute with only 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP.
  • Mix diluted solution by gentle inversion. Do not shake.
  • Discard used or empty vials of TECENTRIQ.

Storage of Infusion Solution

This product does not contain a preservative.

Administer immediately once prepared. If diluted TECENTRIQ infusion solution is not used immediately, store solution either:

  • At room temperature for no more than 6 hours from the time of preparation. This includes room temperature storage of the infusion in the infusion bag and time for administration of the infusion, or
  • Under refrigeration at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) for no more than 24 hours from time of preparation.

Do not freeze.

Do not shake.

Administration

Administer the initial infusion over 60 minutes through an intravenous line with or without a sterile, non-pyrogenic, low-protein binding in-line filter (pore size of 0.2–0.22 micron). If the first infusion is tolerated, all subsequent infusions may be delivered over 30 minutes.

Do not coadminister other drugs through the same intravenous line.

Do not administer as an intravenous push or bolus.

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