Advixa

Advixa40 mg/0.8 ml

SC Injection

Adalimumab

Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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Indications of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml

Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker indicated for treatment of: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Reducing signs and symptoms, inducing major clinical response, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with moderately to severely active RA ... Read moreAdvixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker indicated for treatment of: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Reducing signs and symptoms, inducing major clinical response, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with moderately to severely active RA Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA): Reducing signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active polyarticular JIA in patients 2 years of age and older Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA): Reducing signs and symptoms, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with active PsA Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS): Reducing signs and symptoms in adult patients with active AS Adult Crohn’s Disease (CD): Reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy. Reducing signs and symptoms and inducing clinical remission in these patients if they have also lost response to or are intolerant to infliximab Pediatric Crohn’s Disease: Reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in patients 6 years of age and older with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease who have had an inadequate response to corticosteroids or immunomodulators such as azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, or methotrexate Ulcerative Colitis (UC): Inducing and sustaining clinical remission in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response to immunosuppressants such as corticosteroids, azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP). The effectiveness of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml has not been established in patients who have lost response to or were intolerant to TNF blockers Plaque Psoriasis (Ps): The treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy and when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate Hidradenitis Suppurative (HS): The treatment of moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa

Theropeutic Class

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), Immunosuppressant

Pharmacology

Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is a recombinant human IgG1 monoclonal antibody specific for human tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml binds specifically to TNF-alpha and blocks its interaction with the p55 and p75 cell surface TNF receptors. Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml also lyses surface TNF expressing cells in vitro in the presence of complement. TNF is a naturally occurring cytokine that is involved in normal inflammatory and immune responses. Elevated levels of TNF are found in the synovial fluid of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis and play an important role in both the pathologic inflammation and the joint destruction that are hallmarks of these diseases. Increased levels of TNF are also found in psoriasis plaques. In Plaque Psoriasis, treatment with Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml may reduce the epidermal thickness and infiltration of inflammatory cells.

Dosage of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis: 40 mg every other week Some patients with RA not receiving methotrexate may benefit from increasing the frequency to 40 mg every week. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: 10 kg to <15 kg: 10 mg every other week 15 kg to < 30 kg: 20 mg every other week ≥ 30 kg: 40 mg every other week Adult Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Initial dose (Day 1): 160 mg (four 40 mg injections in one day or two 40 mg injections per day for two consecutive days). Second dose two weeks later (Day 15): 80 mg. Two weeks later (Day 29): Maintenance dose of 40 mg every other week. For patients with Ulcerative Colitis only: Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml should only be continued in patients who have shown evidence of clinical remission by eight weeks (Day 57) of therapy. Pediatric Crohn’s Disease: 17 kg to < 40 kg: Initial dose (Day 1): 80 mg (two 40 mg injections in one day) , Second dose two weeks later (Day 15): 40 mg , Two weeks later (Day 29): Maintenance dose of 20 mg every other week. ≥ 40 kg: Initial dose (Day 1): 160 mg (four 40 mg injections in one day or two 40 mg injections per day for two consecutive days) , Second dose two weeks later (Day 15): 80 mg (two 40 mg injections in one day) , Two weeks later (Day 29): Maintenance dose of 40 mg every other week. Plaque Psoriasis: 80 mg initial dose, followed by 40 mg every other week starting one week after initial dose. Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Initial dose (Day 1): 160 mg (given as four 40 mg injection on Day 1 or as two 40 mg injections per day on Days 1 and 2, Second dose two weeks later (Day 15): 80 mg (two 40 mg injections in one day), Third (Day 29) and subsequent doses: 40 mg every week.

Administration of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml

Administered by subcutaneous injection.

Interaction of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml

Abatacept: Increased risk of serious infection Anakinra: Increased risk of serious infection Live vaccines: Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml use should be avoided

Contraindications

Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml should not be administered to patients with known hypersensitivity to Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml or any of its components.

Side Effects of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml

The most common adverse reaction with Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml was injection site reactions (erythema and/or itching, hemorrhage, pain or swelling). The most common adverse reactions leading to discontinuation of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml in rheumatoid arthritis were clinical flare reaction, rash and pneumonia. Other adverse reactions of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml includes- Gastrointestinal disorders: Diverticulitis, large bowel perforations including perforations associated with diverticulitis and appendiceal perforations associated with appendicitis, pancreatitis. General disorders and administration site conditions: Pyrexia. Hepato-biliary disorders: Liver failure, hepatitis. Immune system disorders: Sarcoidosis. Neoplasms benign, malignant and unspecified (including cysts and polyps): Merkel Cell Carcinoma (neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin).  Nervous system disorders: Demyelinating disorders (e.g., optic neuritis, Guillain-Barré syndrome). Cerebrovascular accident Respiratory disorders: Interstitial lung disease, including pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary embolism Skin reactions: Stevens Johnson Syndrome, cutaneous vasculitis, erythema multiforme, new or worsening psoriasis (all sub-types including pustular and palmoplantar), alopecia. Vascular disorders: Systemic vasculitis, deep vein thrombosis.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category B. Adequate and well controlled studies with Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml have not been conducted in pregnant women. Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is an IgG1 monoclonal antibody and IgG1 is actively transferred across the placenta during the third trimester of pregnancy. Limited data from published literature indicate that Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is present in low levels in human milk and is not likely to be absorbed by a breastfed infant. However, no data is available on the absorption of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml from breast milk in newborn or preterm infants. Caution should be exercised when Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is administered to a nursing woman.

Precautions & Warnings

Serious infections: Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml should not be started during an active infection. If an infection develops, should be carefully monitored and if infection becomes serious Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml should be stopped. Invasive fungal infections: For patients who develop a systemic illness on Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml, empiric antifungal therapy should be considered for those who reside or travel to regions where mycoses are endemic Malignancies: Incidence of malignancies was greater in Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml-treated patients than in controls Anaphylaxis or serious allergic reactions may occur Hepatitis B virus reactivation: HBV carriers should be monitored during and several months after therapy. If reactivation occurs, Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml should be stopped and antiviral therapy should be started Demyelinating disease: Exacerbation or new onset, may occur Cytopenias, pancytopenia: Patients should be advised to seek immediate medical attention if symptoms develop, and should be considered stopping Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml Heart failure: Worsening or new onset, may occur Lupus-like syndrome: Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml should be stopped if syndrome develops

Overdose Effects of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml

The maximum tolerated dose of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml has not been established in humans. Multiple doses up to 10 mg/kg have been administered to patients in clinical trials without evidence of dose-limiting toxicities. In case of overdosage, it is recommended that the patient be monitored for any signs or symptoms of adverse reactions or effects and appropriate symptomatic treatment instituted immediately.

Storage Conditions

Do not use beyond the expiration date on the container. Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml must be refrigerated at 2-8° C. Do not freeze. Protect the pre-filled syringe from exposure to light. Store in original carton until time of administration.

Use In Special Populations

Pediatric Use: Safety and efficacy of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml in pediatric patients for uses other than polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and pediatric Crohn’s disease have not been established.Geriatric Use: A total of 519 patients 65 years of age and older, including 107 patients 75 years and older, received Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml in clinical studies. No overall difference in effectiveness was observed between these subjects and younger subjects. The frequency of serious infection and malignancy among Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml treated subjects over age 65 was higher than for those under age 65. Because there is a higher incidence of infections and malignancies in the elderly population in general, caution should be used when treating the elderly.

Drug Classes

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), Immunosuppressant

Mode Of Action

Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is a recombinant human IgG1 monoclonal antibody specific for human tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml binds specifically to TNF-alpha and blocks its interaction with the p55 and p75 cell surface TNF receptors. Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml also lyses surface TNF expressing cells in vitro in the presence of complement. TNF is a naturally occurring cytokine that is involved in normal inflammatory and immune responses. Elevated levels of TNF are found in the synovial fluid of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis and play an important role in both the pathologic inflammation and the joint destruction that are hallmarks of these diseases. Increased levels of TNF are also found in psoriasis plaques. In Plaque Psoriasis, treatment with Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml may reduce the epidermal thickness and infiltration of inflammatory cells.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category B. Adequate and well controlled studies with Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml have not been conducted in pregnant women. Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is an IgG1 monoclonal antibody and IgG1 is actively transferred across the placenta during the third trimester of pregnancy. Limited data from published literature indicate that Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is present in low levels in human milk and is not likely to be absorbed by a breastfed infant. However, no data is available on the absorption of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml from breast milk in newborn or preterm infants. Caution should be exercised when Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Uses

Pediatric Use: Safety and efficacy of Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml in pediatric patients for uses other than polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and pediatric Crohn’s disease have not been established.Geriatric Use: A total of 519 patients 65 years of age and older, including 107 patients 75 years and older, received Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml in clinical studies. No overall difference in effectiveness was observed between these subjects and younger subjects. The frequency of serious infection and malignancy among Advixa 40 mg/0.8 ml treated subjects over age 65 was higher than for those under age 65. Because there is a higher incidence of infections and malignancies in the elderly population in general, caution should be used when treating the elderly.
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