Melanoma and other skin cancers:

Indications for ODOMZO:

Treatment of adults with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) that has recurred following surgery or radiation, or those who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.


Take on empty stomach. 200mg once daily until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Dose modifications: see full labeling.


Not established.

Boxed Warning:

Embryo-fetal toxicity.


Risk of embryo-fetal death or severe birth defects in pregnant women. Verify pregnancy status of females of reproductive potential prior to initiation. Advise females to use effective contraception during therapy and for at least 20 months after the last dose; male patients must use condoms and not to donate semen during therapy and for at least 8 months after last dose. Advise patients not to donate blood or blood products during therapy and for at least 20 months after last dose. Risk of musculoskeletal adverse reactions accompanied by serum creatine kinase (CK) elevations; temporarily interrupt or discontinue based on severity of reactions. Obtain baseline serum CK and creatinine (SCr) levels prior to initiation; periodically during treatment and as clinically indicated. Obtain serum CK and SCr levels at least weekly in those with musculoskeletal adverse reactions with concurrent serum CK elevation >2.5×ULN until symptoms resolve. Risk of premature fusion of the epiphyses in children (not approved use). Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: not recommended (during therapy and for 20 months after last dose).

Pharmacologic Class:

Hedgehog pathway inhibitor.


Avoid concomitant strong CYP3A inhibitors (eg, saquinavir, telithromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, posaconazole, nefazodone) or moderate CYP3A inhibitors (eg, atazanavir, diltiazem, fluconazole); if moderate CYP3A inhibitor use necessary, administer for <14 days and monitor closely. Avoid concomitant strong or moderate CYP3A inducers (eg, carbamazepine, efavirenz, modafinil, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifabutin, rifampin, St. John’s Wort).

Adverse Reactions:

Muscle spasms, alopecia, dysgeusia, fatigue, nausea, musculoskeletal pain, diarrhea, decreased weight, decreased appetite, myalgia, abdominal pain, headache, pain, vomiting, pruritus; anemia, hyperglycemia, increased SCr, CK, and LFTs.


To report exposure to Odomzo during pregnancy, call Novartis at (888) 669-6682.

Generic Availability:


How Supplied:


Pricing for ODOMZO

200mg capsule (Qty: 30)
Appx. price $12116