Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 24, 2020.
(mox e TOOM oh mab pa SOO doe tox)
- Anti-CD22 Immunotoxin CAT-8015
- Immunotoxin CAT-8015
- Moxetumomab Pasudotox-tdfk
Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.
Solution Reconstituted, Intravenous:
Lumoxiti: moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk 1 mg (1 ea) [contains polysorbate 80]
Solution Reconstituted, Intravenous [preservative free]:
Lumoxiti: moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk 1 mg (1 ea) [contains polysorbate 80]
Brand Names: U.S.
- Antineoplastic Agent, Anti-CD22
Moxetumomab pasudotox is a CD22-directed cytotoxin composed of a recombinant murine immunoglobulin genetically fused to truncated Pseudomonas exotoxin (PE38). Moxetumomab pasudotox binds CD22 on the cell surface of B-cells and is internalized. Moxetumomab pasudotox internalization results in ADP-ribosylation of elongation factor 2, inhibition of protein synthesis, and apoptotic cell death.
Vd: 6.5 L
Onset of Action
Achievement of hematologic remission: ~1 month (Kreitman 2018). Day 8 circulating CD19+ B cells (surrogate assay for CD22) were reduced 89% (from baseline) following the first 3 infusions.
Duration of Action
Median duration of complete response (for patients with minimal residual disease): 5.9 months (Kreitman 2018). B cell reduction is sustained for at least 1 month after treatment.
1.4 hours (range: 0.8 to 1.8 hours)
Special Populations Note
Antibody formation: In patients who were anti-product antibody (ADA)-positive with high titers, the presence of ADA post-baseline was associated with statistically significantly lower PK exposure (Cmax) starting at cycle 3 and beyond.
Use: Labeled Indications
Hairy cell leukemia (relapsed or refractory): Treatment of relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL) in adult patients who have received at least 2 prior systemic therapies, including treatment with a purine nucleoside analog.
Limitations of use: Moxetumomab pasudotox is not recommended in patients with severe renal impairment (CrCl ≤29 mL/minute).
There are no contraindications listed in the manufacturer's labeling.
Note: Use actual body weight prior to the first dose of the first treatment cycle to calculate dose. A change in dose should only be made between cycles when the weight changes by >10% from the weight used to calculate the first dose of the first treatment cycle; do not change a dose during a particular cycle.
Hairy cell leukemia (relapsed or refractory): IV: 0.04 mg/kg on days 1, 3, and 5 of each 28-day treatment cycle; continue for a maximum of 6 cycles, or until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity (Kreitman 2018)
Hydration: Administer 1 L (500 mL for patients <50 kg) of isotonic IV solution over 2 to 4 hours before and after each moxetumomab pasudotox infusion. Patients should adequately hydrate with up to 3 L (2 L for patients <50 kg) of oral fluids (eg, water, milk or juice) per 24 hours on days 1 through 8 of each 28-day treatment cycle. Monitor fluid balance and serum electrolytes to avoid fluid overload and/or electrolyte imbalance.
Premedications: Administer an antihistamine (eg, hydroxyzine or diphenhydramine), an antipyretic (acetaminophen), and a histamine H2-receptor antagonist (eg, famotidine or cimetidine) 30 to 90 minutes prior to each moxetumomab pasudotox infusion.
Post-infusion medications: Administer an oral corticosteroid (eg, dexamethasone 4 mg) to decrease nausea and vomiting. Consider oral antihistamines and antipyretics for up to 24 hours following infusion. Maintain adequate oral fluid intake.
Thromboprophylaxis:Consider low-dose aspirin on days 1 through 8 of each 28-day treatment cycle.
Refer to adult dosing.
Dosing: Adjustment for Toxicity
Capillary leak syndrome (CLS):
Monitoring: Monitor weight and blood pressure prior to each infusion. If weight increased by 2.5 kg or ≥5% from day 1 of cycle and the patient is hypotensive, promptly monitor for peripheral edema, hypoalbuminemia, and respiratory symptoms, including dyspnea and cough. If CLS is suspected, monitor for decrease in oxygen saturation and evidence of pulmonary edema and/or serosal effusions. Patients who experience Grade 2 or higher CLS should receive appropriate supportive measures, including corticosteroids (oral or IV); monitor weight, albumin levels, and blood pressure until resolution.
Grade 2 (symptomatic; medical intervention indicated): Delay treatment until recovery of symptoms.
Grade 3 (severe symptoms; medical intervention indicated): Discontinue moxetumomab pasudotox.
Grade 4 (life-threatening consequences; urgent intervention indicated): Discontinue moxetumomab pasudotox.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS):
Monitoring: Monitor hemoglobin, platelets and serum creatinine prior to each infusion. If HUS is suspected, promptly monitor serum LDH, indirect bilirubin, and blood smear schistocytes for evidence of hemolysis.
Management: Discontinue moxetumomab pasudotox in patients with HUS. Manage with appropriate supportive measures and fluid replacement; monitor CBC, serum chemistries, and renal function until resolution.
Infusion reactions: Interrupt infusion for severe reactions and manage appropriately. Administer a corticosteroid (oral or IV) ~30 minutes prior to resuming infusion and prior to each subsequent infusion.
Reconstitution: Calculate the dose (mg) and the number of vials (1 mg/vial) to be reconstituted. Do not round down for partial vials. Use only SWFI to reconstitute moxetumomab pasudotox; do not reconstitute with other solutions. Do not reconstitute vials with the IV solution stabilizer. Reconstitute each vial with 1.1 mL SWFI to a reconstituted concentration of 1 mg/mL (this allows for a vial withdrawal volume of 1 mL). Direct the SWFI along the walls of the vial and not directly toward the lyophilized cake/powder. Swirl gently until dissolved completely; invert vial to ensure all cake/powder in vial is dissolved. Do not shake.
Dilution: Add the IV solution stabilizer (packaged separately) to the infusion bag prior to adding reconstituted moxetumomab pasudotox to the infusion bag. Add 1 mL IV solution stabilizer to a 50 mL NS infusion bag. Use only 1 vial of IV solution stabilizer per moxetumomab pasudotox administration. Invert bag gently to mix; do not shake. Withdraw the required volume of reconstituted moxetumomab pasudotox solution from the vial(s) and add to infusion bag containing 50 mL NS and 1 mL IV solution stabilizer. Invert bag gently to mix; do not shake. Discard any partially used vials of moxetumomab pasudotox or IV solution stabilizer.
IV: Infuse over 30 minutes. Do not infuse with other medications. Flush the infusion line with normal saline (at the same rate as the infusion) following the infusion to ensure entire dose is delivered. Premedicate 30 to 90 minutes prior to each moxetumomab pasudotox infusion with an antihistamine, acetaminophen, and a histamine-2 receptor antagonist. Maintain adequate hydration.
Store intact vials and IV solution stabilizer at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F); do not freeze. Store in original carton to protect from light. Do not shake. Use reconstituted solution immediately. Do not store reconstituted vials. Solutions diluted for infusion should be used immediately or after storage at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) for up to 4 hours or at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) for up to 24 hours. Do not freeze. Protect from light. Do not shake. If solution diluted for infusion is refrigerated (2°C to 8°C [36°F to 46°F]), allow it to reach room temperature (20°C to 25°C [68°F to 77°F]) for no more than 4 hours prior to administration. Administer solutions diluted for infusion within 24 hours of reconstitution.
BCG (Intravesical): Myelosuppressive Agents may diminish the therapeutic effect of BCG (Intravesical). Avoid combination
Chloramphenicol (Ophthalmic): May enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Myelosuppressive Agents. Monitor therapy
Cladribine: May enhance the myelosuppressive effect of Myelosuppressive Agents. Avoid combination
CloZAPine: Myelosuppressive Agents may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of CloZAPine. Specifically, the risk for neutropenia may be increased. Monitor therapy
Deferiprone: Myelosuppressive Agents may enhance the neutropenic effect of Deferiprone. Management: Avoid the concomitant use of deferiprone and myelosuppressive agents whenever possible. If this combination cannot be avoided, monitor the absolute neutrophil count more closely. Consider therapy modification
Dipyrone: May enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Myelosuppressive Agents. Specifically, the risk for agranulocytosis and pancytopenia may be increased Avoid combination
Mesalamine: May enhance the myelosuppressive effect of Myelosuppressive Agents. Monitor therapy
Promazine: May enhance the myelosuppressive effect of Myelosuppressive Agents. Monitor therapy
Moxetumomab pasudotox may interfere with detection of cellular CD22; CD19+ B cells may be used as a surrogate assay.
Cardiovascular: Peripheral edema (5% to 39%), capillary leak syndrome (≤34%), facial edema (14%)
Central nervous system: Fatigue (34%), headache (33%)
Endocrine & metabolic: Hypoalbuminemia (64%), fluid retention (1% to 63%), electrolyte disorder (57%), hypocalcemia (25% to 54%), hypophosphatemia (53%), hyponatremia (41%), hypokalemia (25%), increased gamma-glutamyl transferase (25%), hypomagnesemia (23%), hyperuricemia (21%)
Gastrointestinal: Nausea (35%), constipation (23%), diarrhea (21%), abdominal distention (13%)
Genitourinary: Nephrotoxicity (26%)
Hematologic & oncologic: Decreased hemoglobin (43%; grade 3: 15%), neutropenia (41%; grade 3: 11%; grade 4: 20%), anemia (21%; grade 3: 10%), decreased platelet count (21%; grade 3: 11%; grade 4: 4%)
Hepatic: Increased serum alanine aminotransferase (65%), increased serum aspartate aminotransferase (55%), increased serum bilirubin (30%), increased serum alkaline phosphatase (20%)
Renal: Increased serum creatinine (17% to 96%)
Miscellaneous: Infusion-related reaction (9% to 50%), fever (31%)
1% to 10%:
Cardiovascular: Edema (5%), pericardial effusion (1%)
Endocrine & metabolic: Weight gain (8%), hypervolemia (1%)
Genitourinary: Proteinuria (8%)
Hematologic & oncologic: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (7%; grade 3: 3%; grade 4: <1%), febrile neutropenia (grades 3/4: ≤5%)
Hepatic: Ascites (1%)
Local: Localized edema (4%)
Ophthalmic: Blurred vision (9%), xerophthalmia (8%), cataract (5%), eye discomfort (≤4%), eye pain (≤4%), ocular edema (≤4%), periorbital edema (≤4%), conjunctival hemorrhage (1%), conjunctivitis (1%), eye discharge (1%)
Renal: Acute renal failure (2%), renal insufficiency (2%)
Respiratory: Pleural effusion (6%)
Frequency not defined: Immunologic: Antibody development
<1%, postmarketing, and/or case reports: Hemoconcentration, hypotension
ALERT: U.S. Boxed WarningCapillary leak syndrome:
Capillary leak syndrome (CLS), including life-threatening cases, occurred in patients receiving moxetumomab pasudotox. Monitor weight and blood pressure; check labs, including albumin, if CLS is suspected. Delay dosing or discontinue moxetumomab pasudotox as recommended.Hemolytic uremic syndrome:
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), including life-threatening cases, occurred in patients receiving moxetumomab pasudotox. Monitor hemoglobin, platelet count, serum creatinine, and ensure adequate hydration. Discontinue moxetumomab pasudotox in patients with HUS.
Concerns related to adverse effects:
• Capillary leak syndrome: [US Boxed Warning]: Capillary leak syndrome (CLS), including life-threatening cases, has occurred in patients receiving moxetumomab pasudotox. Monitor weight and blood pressure (prior to each infusion and as clinically indicated); monitor labs (including albumin) if CLS is suspected. May require treatment delay or discontinuation. CLS is characterized by hypoalbuminemia, hypotension, fluid overload symptoms, and hemoconcentration. Grade 2 CLS occurred more frequently, although grades 3 and 4 CLS have been observed. Most CLS cases occurred in the first 8 days (range: 1 to 19 days) of a treatment cycle; however, some cases have occurred throughout the treatment cycle. The median time to resolution of CLS was 12 days (range: 1 to 53 days). Monitor for hypoalbuminemia, elevated hematocrit, leukocytosis, and thrombocytosis, and monitor for signs/symptoms of CLS (weight gain [increase of 2.5 kg or ≥5% from day 1 of current cycle], hypotension, peripheral edema, shortness of breath/cough, pulmonary edema, and/or serosal effusions). Patients should be aware to seek immediate medication attention if signs/symptoms of CLS occur; CLS may be life-threatening or fatal if treatment is delayed. Manage CLS with appropriate supportive care, including concomitant oral or intravenous corticosteroids, and hospitalization as clinically indicated. Withhold moxetumomab pasudotox for grade 2 CLS until resolution; permanently discontinue for grade 3 or higher CLS.
• Electrolyte abnormality: Electrolyte abnormalities occurred in over half of patients treated with moxetumomab pasudotox (including grade 3 and 4 events). Hypocalcemia was the most common electrolyte abnormality. Electrolyte abnormalities have commonly occurred within the same treatment cycle as CLS, HUS, fluid retention, or renal toxicity. Monitor serum electrolytes prior to each dose and on day 8 of each treatment cycle; mid-cycle monitoring is also recommended.
• Hemolytic uremic syndrome: [US Boxed Warning]: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), including life-threatening cases, has occurred in patients receiving moxetumomab pasudotox. Monitor hemoglobin, platelet count, serum creatinine, and ensure adequate hydration. Discontinue moxetumomab pasudotox in patients with HUS. HUS is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and progressive renal failure. Grades 3 and 4 HUS have been observed. Most HUS cases occurred in the first 9 days (range: 1 to 16 days) of a treatment cycle; however, cases have been reported throughout the cycle. All cases of HUS resolved, including those where treatment was discontinued. The median time to resolution of HUS was 11.5 days (range: 2 to 44 days). Avoid moxetumomab pasudotox in patients with history of severe thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) or HUS. Administer prophylactic IV fluids prior to and following moxetumomab pasudotox infusions. In one clinical trial, patients with a platelet count ≥100,000/mm3 received low-dose aspirin for thrombosis prophylaxis on days 1 through 8 of each 28-day treatment cycle. Monitor CBC and serum chemistries prior to each dose and on day 8 of each treatment cycle; mid-cycle monitoring is also recommended. Consider the diagnosis of HUS in patients who develop hemolytic anemia, worsening thrombocytopenia (or sudden onset), increased serum creatinine, bilirubin and/or LDH elevations, and have evidence of hemolysis based on peripheral blood smear schistocytes. HUS events may be life-threatening if treatment is delayed, with increased risk of progressive renal failure requiring dialysis. If HUS is suspected, initiate appropriate supportive measures, including fluid repletion, hemodynamic monitoring, and consider hospitalization as clinically indicated. Discontinue moxetumomab pasudotox in patients with HUS.
• Infusion reactions: Infusion-related reactions have occurred in half of patients who received moxetumomab pasudotox; grade 3 infusion reaction has been reported. Infusion-related reactions may occur during any treatment cycle. Infusion reactions included chills, fever, dizziness, cough, dyspnea, feeling hot, flushing, headache, hyper-/hypotension, myalgia, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia (including sinus tachycardia), or wheezing; the most frequently reported infusion-related events were nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and headache. Premedicate with antihistamines and antipyretics prior to each moxetumomab pasudotox dose. If a severe infusion-related reaction occurs, interrupt the infusion and institute appropriate medical management; administer a corticosteroid (oral or IV) ~30 minutes before resuming the infusion, and before the next moxetumomab pasudotox infusion.
• Renal toxicity: Renal toxicity has been reported in patients treated with moxetumomab pasudotox, including acute kidney injury (including grade 3 events), renal failure, renal impairment, elevated serum creatinine, and proteinuria. Most renal toxicity events were mild to moderate in severity. Serum creatinine increased by 2 or more grades (from baseline) during treatment, including grade 3 increases, in some patients. Serum creatinine remained elevated (1.5 to 3 times the upper limit of normal) at the end of treatment in a small percentage of patients. Patients ≥65 years of age, with baseline renal impairment, or who experience HUS may be at an increased risk for worsening of renal function following moxetumomab pasudotox treatment. Monitor renal function prior to each infusion and as clinically indicated throughout treatment. Delay dosing in patients with grade 3 or higher serum creatinine elevations or if worsens from baseline by ≥2 grades.
Concurrent drug therapy issues:
• Drug-drug interactions: Potentially significant interactions may exist, requiring dose or frequency adjustment, additional monitoring, and/or selection of alternative therapy. Consult drug interactions database for more detailed information.
• Elderly: Patients ≥65 years of age may have a higher incidence of adverse reactions leading to discontinuation and renal toxicity.
Dosage form specific issues:
• Polysorbate 80: Some dosage forms may contain polysorbate 80 (also known as Tweens). Hypersensitivity reactions, usually a delayed reaction, have been reported following exposure to pharmaceutical products containing polysorbate 80 in certain individuals (Isaksson 2002; Lucente 2000; Shelley 1995). Thrombocytopenia, ascites, pulmonary deterioration, and renal and hepatic failure have been reported in premature neonates after receiving parenteral products containing polysorbate 80 (Alade 1986; CDC 1984). See manufacturer's labeling.
Monitor CBC and serum chemistries prior to each dose and on day 8 of each treatment cycle; mid-cycle monitoring is also recommended. Monitor renal function prior to each infusion and as clinically indicated throughout treatment. Obtain pregnancy test to assess pregnancy status (prior to therapy initiation in females of reproductive potential). Monitor weight and blood pressure (prior to each infusion and as clinically indicated) and monitor labs (including albumin) if CLS is suspected. Monitor for signs/symptoms of CLS (weight gain [increase of 2.5 kg or ≥5% from day 1 of current cycle, hypotension, peripheral edema, shortness of breath/cough, pulmonary edema and/or serosal effusions). In patients suspected to have HUS, monitor for serum creatinine, bilirubin and/or LDH elevations, and for evidence of hemolysis based on peripheral blood smear schistocytes. Monitor for signs/symptoms of infusion reactions, thrombosis, and fluid overload.
Evaluate pregnancy status prior to use. The manufacturer recommends females of reproductive potential use effective contraception during treatment and for at least 30 days after the last dose of moxetumomab pasudotox.
Based on the mechanism of action and adverse events observed in nonpregnant animal studies, adverse maternal and fetal events may be expected if exposure occurs during pregnancy.
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat a type of leukemia.
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
• Upset stomach
• Dry eyes
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
• Infusion reaction like cough; dizziness, headache, or passing out; fast heartbeat; feeling hot; fever or chills; flushing; muscle pain; shortness of breath; upset stomach or throwing up; wheezing; or any other effects during the infusion
• Capillary leak syndrome like abnormal heartbeat; chest pain; shortness of breath; weight gain; throwing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; black, tarry, or bloody stools; unable to pass urine or change in amount of urine passed; or blood in the urine
• Hemolytic-uremic syndrome like unable to pass urine; feeling tired or weak; signs of bleeding or bruising; fever; or swelling of the face, hands, feet or body
• Kidney problems like unable to pass urine, blood in the urine, change in amount of urine passed, or weight gain
• Electrolyte problems like mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, abnormal heartbeat, seizures, not hungry, or severe upset stomach or throwing up
• High blood pressure like severe headache or dizziness, passing out, or vision changes
• Vision changes
• Swelling of belly
• Weight gain
• Trouble breathing
• Feeling very tired or weak
• Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a limited summary of general information about the medicine's uses from the patient education leaflet and is not intended to be comprehensive. This limited summary does NOT include all information available about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. For a more detailed summary of information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine, please speak with your healthcare provider and review the entire patient education leaflet.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
More about moxetumomab pasudotox
- Side Effects
- During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- En Español
- Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics
Other brands: Lumoxiti