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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Axitinib 1mg, 5mg; tabs.

Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for INLYTA:

Treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after failure of one prior systemic therapy.


Take 12hrs apart. Swallow whole with a glass of water. Initially 5mg twice daily. If tolerated for at least two consecutive weeks with no adverse reactions >Grade 2, normotensive, and not receiving antihypertensives, may increase dose to 7mg twice daily, then 10mg twice daily. May reduce dose from 5mg twice daily to 3mg twice daily, then 2mg twice daily if additional dose reduction required. Concomitant strong CYP3A4/5 inhibitors: avoid; if warranted, decrease Inlyta dose by approximately ½. If strong CYP3A4/5 inhibitor discontinued, return Inlyta dose (after 3–5 half-lives of the inhibitor) to that used prior to CYP3A4/5 inhibitor initiation. Moderate hepatic impairment: decrease dose by approximately ½.


Not studied.


Control and monitor BP prior to and during therapy; discontinue if severe and persistent hypertension (despite antihypertensive therapy and dose reduction). Risk of thromboembolic events. Untreated brain metastasis, recent active GI bleed: not recommended. Interrupt therapy if bleeding requires medical intervention. Monitor for signs/symptoms of cardiac failure during therapy; permanently discontinue if occurs. GI perforation and fistula formation; monitor. Monitor thyroid, liver function (ALT, AST, bilirubin), and for proteinuria before starting therapy, then periodically. Reduce dose or temporarily interrupt for moderate-to-severe proteinuria. Risk of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (discontinue if occurs). Stop treatment at least 24hrs prior to scheduled surgery. End-stage renal disease. Severe hepatic impairment: not studied. Pregnancy; exclude status prior to initiation. Use effective contraception during and for 1 week after last dose. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during and for 2 weeks after last dose).

Pharmacological Class:

Kinase inhibitor.


See Adults. Avoid strong CYP3A4/5 inhibitors (eg, grapefruit juice, ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, atazanavir, indinavir, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, telithromycin, voriconazole), CYP3A4/5 inducers (eg, rifampin, dexamethasone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rifabutin, rifapentin, phenobarbital, St. John’s wort), moderate CYP3A4/5 inducers (eg, bosentan, efavirenz, etravirine, modafinil, nafcillin).

Adverse Reactions:

Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, hypertension, fatigue, decreased appetite, dysphonia, palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (hand-foot) syndrome, weight decreased, asthenia, constipation.

How Supplied:

Tabs 1mg—180; 5mg—60

Data provided by MPR.

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