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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Cabazitaxel 60mg/1.5mL; soln for IV infusion after dilution; contains polysorbate 80, diluent contains ethanol.

Sanofi Aventis

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for JEVTANA:

In combination with prednisone, hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen.


Pretreat with IV antihistamine, corticosteroid, and H2 blocker 30 mins before each dose (see full labeling) and with antiemetic (IV or oral as needed). 25mg/m2 by IV infusion over 1hr every 3 weeks, with oral prednisone 10mg/day during treatment. Do not treat if neutrophil count ≤1,500 cells/mm3. Prolonged grade ≥3 neutropenia (>1 week), febrile neutropenia, grade ≥3 diarrhea, grade 2 peripheral neuropathy: delay treatment and/or reduce dose to 20mg/m2 (see full labeling). Discontinue if grade ≥3 peripheral neuropathy or if any reactions persist after dosing at 20mg/m2. Hepatic impairment: (mild): reduce starting dose to 20mg/m2; (moderate): reduce to 15mg/m2. If concomitant a strong CYP3A inhibitor necessary, consider a 25% cabazitaxel dose reduction.


Not established.


Baseline neutrophil count ≤1,500cells/mm3. Allergy to polysorbate 80. Severe hepatic impairment (total bilirubin >3XULN).


Increased risk of neutropenia complications; consider G-CSF prophylaxis. Do CBC weekly in 1st cycle and before each subsequent cycle. Patients with hemoglobin <10g/dL. Discontinue if hypersensitivity reactions occur. Increased risk of GI disorders in patients with neutropenia, age, or history of pelvic radiotherapy, adhesions, ulceration, and GI bleeding. Evaluate and treat if serious GI toxicity occurs; treatment delay or discontinuation may be needed. Underlying lung disease. Monitor closely for respiratory disorders; interrupt if new or worsening pulmonary symptoms develop. Hepatic impairment (monitor). ESRD (CrCl <15mL/min). Elderly (increased susceptibility to adverse reactions); monitor closely. Pregnancy (Cat.D); avoid. Nursing mothers: not recommended.


Potentiated by strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, atazanavir, indinavir, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, telithromycin, voriconazole); avoid. Antagonized by strong CYP3A4 inducers (eg, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifampin, rifabutin, rifapentin, phenobarbital). Increased GI toxicity with concomitant steroids, NSAIDs, antiplatelets, anticoagulants.

Pharmacological Class:

Antimicrotubule agent.

Adverse Reactions:

Bone marrow suppression (esp. neutropenia, anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia), diarrhea (may be fatal), fatigue, nausea, vomiting, constipation, asthenia, abdominal pain, hematuria, back pain, anorexia, peripheral neuropathy, pyrexia, dyspnea, dysgeusia, cough, arthralgia, alopecia; febrile neutropenia, renal failure, hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rash, hypotension, bronchospasm).

Generic Availability:


How Supplied:

Kit (single-use vial + diluent)—1

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