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Zeposia Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 6, 2022.

Generic name: OZANIMOD HYDROCHLORIDE 0.92mg
Dosage form: capsule

Assessments Prior to First Dose of ZEPOSIA

Before initiation of treatment with ZEPOSIA, assess the following:

Complete Blood Count

Obtain a recent (i.e., within the last 6 months or after discontinuation of prior MS or UC therapy) complete blood count (CBC), including lymphocyte count [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Cardiac Evaluation

Obtain an electrocardiogram (ECG) to determine whether preexisting conduction abnormalities are present. In patients with certain preexisting conditions, advice from a cardiologist should be sought [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].

Liver Function Tests

Obtain recent (i.e., within the last 6 months) transaminase and bilirubin levels [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].

Ophthalmic Assessment

In patients with a history of uveitis or macular edema, obtain an evaluation of the fundus, including the macula [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)].

Current or Prior Medications

If patients are taking anti-neoplastic, non-corticosteroid immunosuppressive, or immune-modulating therapies, or if there is a history of prior use of these drugs, consider possible unintended additive immunosuppressive effects before initiating treatment with ZEPOSIA [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Drug Interactions (7)].
Determine if patients are taking drugs that could slow heart rate or atrioventricular conduction [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3) and Drug Interactions (7)].

Vaccinations

Patients without a healthcare professional-confirmed history of chickenpox or without documentation of a full course of vaccination against varicella zoster virus (VZV) should be tested for antibodies to VZV before initiating ZEPOSIA; VZV vaccination of antibody-negative patients is recommended prior to commencing treatment with ZEPOSIA [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Drug Interactions (7)].

If live attenuated vaccine immunizations are required, administer at least 1 month prior to initiation of ZEPOSIA.

Recommended Dosage for Multiple Sclerosis and Ulcerative Colitis

Initiate ZEPOSIA with a 7-day titration, as shown in Table 1 [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]. After initial titration, the recommended dosage of ZEPOSIA is 0.92 mg taken orally once daily starting on Day 8.

Swallow ZEPOSIA capsules whole, with or without food [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

Table 1: Dose Titration Regimen

Days 1-4

0.23 mg once daily

Days 5-7

0.46 mg once daily

Day 8 and thereafter

0.92 mg once daily

Reinitiation of ZEPOSIA after Treatment Interruption

If a dose of ZEPOSIA is missed during the first 2 weeks of treatment, reinitiate treatment using the titration regimen [see Dosage and Administration (2.2)].

If a dose of ZEPOSIA is missed after the first 2 weeks of treatment, continue with the treatment as planned.

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