Nyvepria FDA Approval History
Reviewed by Judith Stewart BPharm. Last updated on June 12, 2020.
FDA Approved: Yes (First approved June 10, 2020)
Brand name: Nyvepria
Generic name: pegfilgrastim-apgf
Dosage form: Injection
Company: Pfizer Inc.
Treatment for: Neutropenia Associated with Chemotherapy
Nyvepria (pegfilgrastim-apgf) is a PEGylated growth colony-stimulating factor biosimilar to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) used to reduce the incidence of febrile neutropenia in patients treated with chemotherapy.
- Nyvepria is indicated to decrease the incidence of infection, as manifested by febrile neutropenia, in patients with non-myeloid malignancies receiving myelosuppressive anti-cancer drugs associated with a clinically significant incidence of febrile neutropenia.
- Nyvepria was approved as a biosimilar based on data demonstrating that it is highly similar to the FDA-approved biological reference product containing pegfilgrastim, and that there are no clinically meaningful differences between the biosimilar product and the reference product.
- Nyvepria is administered subcutaneously via a single-dose prefilled syringe.
- Patients should be made aware of the following risks associated with the use of Nyvepria: splenic rupture, acute respiratory distress syndrome, serious allergic reactions, sickle cell crises, and glomerulonephritis.
- Common adverse reactions include bone pain and pain in extremities.
- Nyvepria is the fourth FDA-approved pegfilgrastim biosimilar, after the approvals of Ziextenzo (pegfilgrastim-bmez ), Udenyca (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) and Fulphila (pegfilgrastim-jmdb).
Development Timeline for Nyvepria
|Jun 11, 2020||Approval FDA Approves Nyvepria (pegfilgrastim-apgf), a Biosimilar to Neulasta|
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