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Cardiopulmonary Arrest and Hypomagnesemia

  • Cardiopulmonary arrest and/or sudden death occurred in 3% of patients treated with PORTRAZZA in combination with gemcitabine and cisplatin. Closely monitor serum electrolytes, including serum magnesium, potassium, andcalcium, with aggressive replacement when warranted during and after PORTRAZZA administration.
  • Hypomagnesemia occurred in 83% of patients receiving PORTRAZZA in combination with gemcitabine and cisplatin, and was severe in 20%. Monitor patients forhypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, and hypokalemia prior to each dose of PORTRAZZA during treatment and for at least 8 weeks following completion of PORTRAZZA. Withhold PORTRAZZA for Grade 3 or 4 electrolyte abnormalities. Replete electrolytes as medicallyappropriate.

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Updated January 2018