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elotuzumab Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is elotuzumab available in?

What dosages is elotuzumab available in?

elotuzumab is available as an iinjection containing 300 mg or 400 mg of elotuzumab.

What is elotuzumab used for?

What is elotuzumab used for?

elotuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that is used to treat:
Multiple myeloma in people who’ve already taken 1 to 3 therapies; given with lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone Multiple myeloma in people who’ve already taken at least 2 therapies; given with Pomalyst (pomalidomide) and dexamethasone

How does elotuzumab work?

How does elotuzumab work?

elotuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that targets the SLAMF7 protein. The medication attaches to SLAMF7 on multiple myeloma cells and the other immune system cells. This tells the immune system to come attack the cancer cell. As a result, the multiple myeloma cancer cells can’t grow and spread as well.

How do I take elotuzumab?

How do I take elotuzumab?

elotuzumab is dosed as follows:

  • For people taking elotuzumab with lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone
  • Cycles 1 and 2: The usual dose of elotuzumab is 10 mg/kg of weight once per week
  • Cycle 3 and onward: The usual dose of elotuzumab is 10 mg/kg every other week
  • For people taking elotuzumab with Pomalyst (pomalidomide) and dexamethasone
  • Cycles 1 and 2: The usual dose of elotuzumab is 10 mg/kg of weight once per week
  • Cycle 3 and onward: The usual dose of elotuzumab is 20 mg/kg once every 4 weeks (i.e., on day 1 of each cycle)
Is it safe for me to take elotuzumab?

Is it safe for me to take elotuzumab?

elotuzumab is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

elotuzumab Common Side Effects

elotuzumab Common Side Effects

Common side effects of elotuzumab:

  • Low white blood cell count
  • Higher blood sugar levels
  • Low platelets
  • Changes to blood electrolyte levels
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Higher liver enzyme levels
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • High blood pressure
  • Numbness in fingers and toes
  • Infection
  • Lower appetite
elotuzumab Serious Side Effects

elotuzumab Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with elotuzumab. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious reaction during infusion: chest tightness, cough, trouble breathing, fast heartbeat, fever, chills
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on elotuzumab

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on elotuzumab

The following medications may interact with elotuzumab:

  • For important drug interactions involving lenalidomide, pomalidomide and dexamethasone, refer to their respective prescribing information
Who makes elotuzumab?

Who makes elotuzumab?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is elotuzumab safe in pregnancy?

Is elotuzumab safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if elotuzumab may harm your unborn baby. However, REVLIMID and POMALYST may cause birth defects or death of an unborn baby. Before receiving elotuzumab with REVLIMID and dexamethasone, or elotuzumab with POMALYST and dexamethasone, females and males must agree to the instructions in the REVLIMID REMS program for the use of elotuzumab in combination with REVLIMID and dexamethasone and the POMALYST REMS program for the use of elotuzumab in combination with POMALYST and dexamethasone. The REVLIMID REMS and POMALYST REMS programs have specific requirements about birth control (contraception), pregnancy testing, blood donation, and sperm donation that you need to know. Talk to
your healthcare provider to learn more about REVLIMID or POMALYST.

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