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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Olaparib 100mg, 150mg.

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for LYNPARZA TABLETS:

Maintenance treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, in adults who are in complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy. Treatment of deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated (as detected by an FDA-approved test) advanced ovarian cancer in adults who have been treated with ≥3 prior lines of chemotherapy.


Swallow whole. 300mg twice daily; max 600mg daily. Continue until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Dose adjustments for adverse reactions: reduce to 250mg twice daily; may further reduce to 200mg twice daily. Concomitant strong or moderate CYP3A inhibitors: avoid; if co-admin unavoidable, reduce olaparib dose to 100mg twice daily (with strong inhibitors) or 150mg twice daily (with moderate inhibitors). Moderate renal impairment (CrCl 31–50mL/min): reduce to 200mg twice daily.


Not established.


Caps and tabs are not interchangeable on a mg-to-mg basis. Monitor CBC at baseline and monthly thereafter; do not start therapy until recovery from hematological toxicity due to previous chemotherapy (CTCAE Grade ≤1). Discontinue if myelodysplastic syndrome/acute myeloid leukemia (MDS/AML) is confirmed. Interrupt therapy and evaluate if new or worsening respiratory symptoms occur; discontinue if pneumonitis is confirmed. Mild renal impairment: monitor closely. Moderate or severe hepatic impairment, severe renal impairment or ESRD (CrCl ≤30mL/min): not studied. Embryo-fetal toxicity. Pregnancy; avoid. Obtain pregnancy testing prior to initiating therapy. Females of reproductive potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for 6 months after last dose. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for 1 month after last dose).


Increased myelosuppressive toxicity with concomitant other myelosuppressive anticancer agents, including DNA damaging agents. Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A inhibitors (eg, itraconazole, telithromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, voriconazole, nefazodone, posaconazole, ritonavir, lopinavir/ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir, boceprevir, telaprevir) and moderate CYP3A inhibitors (eg, amprenavir, aprepitant, atazanavir, ciprofloxacin, crizotinib, darunavir/ritonavir, diltiazem, erythromycin, fluconazole, fosamprenavir, imatinib, verapamil); if unavoidable, reduce dose (see Adults). Avoid grapefruit and Seville oranges. Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A inducers (eg, phenytoin, rifampicin, carbamazepine, St. John’s Wort) and moderate CYP3A inducers (eg, bosentan, efavirenz, etravirine, modafinil, nafcillin); if unavoidable, be aware of potential for decreased efficacy.

See Also:


Pharmacological Class:

Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Anemia, nausea, fatigue, asthenia, vomiting, diarrhea, dysgeusia, dyspepsia, headache, decreased appetite, nasopharyngitis/pharyngitis/URI, cough, arthralgia/musculoskeletal pain, myalgia, back pain, dermatitis/rash, abdominal pain/discomfort, lab abnormalities (see full labeling); MDS/AML, pneumonitis.

Generic Availability:


How Supplied:

Caps—112; Tabs—60, 120

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