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Venetoclax

Tumor Lysis Syndrome

  • In patients with CLL who followed the current 5-week ramp-up dosing schedule and the TLS prophylaxis and monitoring measures, the rate of TLS was 2% in the VENCLEXTA CLL monotherapy trials. The rate of TLS remained consistent with VENCLEXTA in combination with obinutuzumab or rituximab. With a 2 to 3 week dose ramp-up and higher starting dose in patients with CLL/SLL, the TLS rate was 13% and included deaths and renal failure.
  • In patients with AML who followed the current 3-day ramp-up dosing schedule and the TLS prophylaxis and monitoring measures, the rate of TLS was 1.1% in patients who received VENCLEXTA in combination with azacitidine (VIALE-A). In patients with AML who followed a 4-day ramp-up dosing schedule and the TLS prophylaxis and monitoring measures, the rate of TLS was 5.6% and included deaths and renal failure in patients who received VENCLEXTA in combination with low-dose cytarabine (VIALE-C).
  • VENCLEXTA can cause rapid reduction in tumor and thus poses a risk for TLS at initiation and during the ramp-up phase.
  • Concomitant use of VENCLEXTA with P-gp inhibitors or strong or moderate CYP3A inhibitors increases venetoclax exposure, which may increase the risk of TLS at initiation and during ramp- up phase of VENCLEXTA. For patients with CLL/SLL, coadministration of VENCLEXTA with strong CYP3A inhibitors at initiation and during the 5-week ramp-up phase is contraindicated.
  • For patients with AML, reduce the dose of VENCLEXTA when coadministered with strong CYP3A inhibitors at initiation and during the 3- or 4-day ramp-up phase. For patients with CLL/SLL or AML, reduce the dose of VENCLEXTA when coadministered with moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors or P-gp inhibitors


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Updated November 2020