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Calquence®

(KAL-kwents)

Calquence® (Acalabrutinib) is used to treat patients with mantle cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma

Calquence® (Acalabrutinib) is used to treat patients with mantle cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma

Page 1 ACALABRUTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — acalabrutinib (uh KA luh BROO tih nib) Brand name — Calquence® (KAL kwents) Approved uses Acalabrutinib is used to treat patients with mantle cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma Dose and schedule Taking acalabrutinib as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose may vary, but the usual dose of acalabrutinib is 100 milligrams (100 mg) to be taken by mouth every 12 hours. The dose may be adjusted by your care provider based upon your individual needs. Acalabrutinib can be taken with or without food, but at the same time each day. Acalabrutinib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, opened, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow acalabrutinib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of acalabrutinib, follow these guidelines: • Only take the missed dose if it has been less than three hours since you were supposed to take it. Then, take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. • Do not take two doses at one time. • Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Drug and food interactions Acalabrutinib has the potential for drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products that you are taking. Grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interact with acalabrutinib. Avoid eating or drinking these during your treatment with acalabrutinib. Medications that decrease stomach acid decrease acalabrutinib concentrations. Avoid use with proton pump inhibitors (e.g., omeprazole [Prilosec®], esomeprazole [Nexium®]), if possible. If taken with a histamine blocker (e.g., ranitidine [Zantac®], famotidine [Pepcid®]), take acalabrutinib 10 hours after the histamine blocker and at least 2 hours prior to the next histamine blocker dose. Separate use of acalabrutinib from antacids by at least 2 hours. Talk with your care team or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. ACALABRUTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 Storage and handling Handle acalabrutinib with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store acalabrutinib at room temperature (68°F–77°F) in a dry location away from light. Keep acalabrutinib out of reach of children and pets. Leave acalabrutinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, give acalabrutinib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the acalabrutinib to you, they also need to follow these steps: 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. (Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself.) 3. Gently transfer the acalabrutinib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. 7. Wash hands with soap and water. If a daily pill box or pill reminder will be used, contact your care team before using: • The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves (gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder). • When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn If you have any unused acalabrutinib, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of acalabrutinib. If you are traveling, put your acalabrutinib’s packaging in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. ACALABRUTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Acalabrutinib Below are common side effects that have been known to happen in about one third or more of patients taking acalabrutinib are listed on the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Decreased hemoglobin, part of the red blood cells that carry iron and oxygen Your hemoglobin should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your hemoglobin is low, you may notice that you get tired or fatigued more easily. • Try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night. • Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. • Find a balance between work and rest. • Stay as active as possible, but know that it is okay to rest as needed. • You might notice that you are more pale than usual. Let your care provider know right away if you experience any of the following: • Shortness of breath • Dizziness • Palpitations Decreased platelet count and increased risk of bleeding Your platelets should be monitored by a simple blood test. When they are low, you may bruise or bleed more easily than usual. • Use caution to avoid bruises, cuts, or burns. • Blow your nose gently, and do not pick your nose. • Brush your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush, and maintain good oral hygiene. • When shaving, use an electronic razor instead of razor blades. • Use a nail file instead of nail clippers. Call your care provider if you have bleeding that won’t stop. Examples include the following: • A bloody nose that bleeds for more than five minutes despite pressure • A cut that continues to ooze despite pressure • Gums that bleed excessively when you floss or brush Seek medical help immediately if you experience any severe headaches, observe blood in your urine or stool, cough up blood, or experience prolonged and uncontrollable bleeding. You may need to take a break or “hold” your medication for medical or dental procedures. Talk to your care provider or dentist before any scheduled procedures. Continued on the next page ACALABRUTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Headache Ask your provider what you may use to help with this discomfort. Contact your care provider right away if your headache has any of the following characteristics: • Follows a head injury • Is severe or starts suddenly • Does not go away after three days • Is associated with vomiting, visual disturbance, neck stiffness, drowsiness, confusion, rash, weakness in an arm or leg, or numbness • Is made worse by coughing or lowering the head Decreased white blood cells (WBCs) and increased risk for infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your WBCs are low, you are at a greater risk of having an infection. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from infection. • Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom. • Avoid crowds and people with fevers, flu, or other infection. • Bathe regularly to keep good personal hygiene. Contact your care provider if you experience any signs or symptoms of an infection: • Fever (temperature more than 100.4°F or 38°C) • Chills • Sore throat • Burning with urination • Unusual tiredness • A sore that becomes red, is draining, or does not heal Check with your care provider before taking any medicine for a fever or chills. Continued on the next page ACALABRUTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Serious side effects of acalabrutinib Secondary malignancy is the growth of a cancer months or years after treatment. This is a rare but possible side effect of treatment with acalabrutinib. Acalabrutinib may cause arrhythmias, which are problems with your heartbeat. Call your care team right away if you feel a change in the way your heart beats. If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: (INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO) Possible Side Effect Management Diarrhea (loose and/ or urgent bowel movements) Monitor how many bowel movements you have each day. • Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake due to some other health problem. • Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. • Eat bland, low fiber foods, such as bananas, applesauce, potatoes, chicken, rice, and toast. • Avoid high fiber foods, such as raw vegetables, raw fruits, and whole grains. • Avoid foods that cause gas, such as broccoli and beans. • Avoid lactose containing foods, such as yogurt and milk. • Avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Contact your provider if any of the following occur: • The number of bowel movements you have in a day increases by four or more. • You feel dizzy or lightheaded. Your care provider may recommend an over the counter medication called loperamide (Imodium®) to help with your diarrhea, but talk to your care provider before starting this medication. ACALABRUTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 Handling body fluids and waste Acalabrutinib remains in your body for several days after it is taken, so some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take acalabrutinib, it is important to follow the instructions below every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This will keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems • You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure that all waste has been discarded. • If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. • Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or acalabrutinib with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking acalabrutinib. Women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of four weeks after the last dose of acalabrutinib. Men of reproductive age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of four weeks after the last dose of acalabrutinib. Effective contraception could include one or more of the following: oral contraceptive, barrier methods, etc. Do not breastfeed while taking acalabrutinib and for two weeks after the last dose of acalabrutinib. Please inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. ACALABRUTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 7 Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. (NCODA), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education (OCE) sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2020 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your acalabrutinib. (PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO) Additional resources Product website: www.calquence.com Product prescribing information: www.azpicentral.com/calquence/calquence.pdf#page=1 Product resources: www.calquence.com/patient/support for patients.html Updated – September 11, 2020 Additional instructions

Caprelsa®

(ka-PREL-suh)

Caprelsa® (Vandetanib) is used to treat thyroid cancer.

Caprelsa® (Vandetanib) is used to treat thyroid cancer.

Page 1 VANDETANIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — vandetanib van-DEH-tuh-nib Brand name — Caprelsa® ka-PREL-suh Approved uses Vandetanib is used to treat thyroid cancer. Dose and schedule Taking vandetanib as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose may vary, but the usual dose of vandetanib is 300 milligrams 300 mg to be taken by mouth once daily. The dose may be adjusted by your care provider based on your individual needs. Vandetanib can be taken with or without food, but at the same time each day. Vandetanib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow vandetanib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of vandetanib, Only take the missed dose if it has been less than 12 hours since you were supposed to take it. Then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take the missed dose if it has been more than 12 hours since you should have taken it. Simply take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take two doses at one time. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Storage and handling Handle vandetanib with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store vandetanib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep vandetanib out of reach of children and pets. Leave vandetanib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give vandetanib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the vandetanib to you, they also need to follow these steps: 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself. 3. Gently transfer the vandetanib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. VANDETANIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 7. Wash hands with soap and water. If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for vandetanib. Do not mix other medications into the box with vandetanib. The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves. Gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder. When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn. If you have any unused vandetanib, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of vandetanib. If you are traveling, put your vandetanib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Vandetanib remains in your body for several days after it is taken, so some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take vandetanib, it is important to follow the instructions below every day every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low-flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded. If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or vandetanib with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Drug and food interactions Vandetanib has many drug interactions, please inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over-thecounter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. Serious side effects Vandetanib can cause changes in the heart called QT prolongation. This can cause irregular heartbeats. Serious skin reactions have been reported, even up to four months after stopping treatment. Limit sun exposure, and report any serious skin reaction to your care provider. VANDETANIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Vandetanib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking vandetanib are listed in the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Diarrhea loose and/ or urgent bowel movements Monitor how many bowel movements you have each day. Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake because of some other health problem. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. Eat bland, low-fiber foods e.g., bananas, applesauce, potatoes, chicken, rice, toast . Avoid high-fiber foods e.g., raw vegetables, raw fruits, whole grains . Avoid foods that cause gas e.g., broccoli, beans . Avoid lactose-containing foods e.g., yogurt, milk . Avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Contact your provider if any of the following occur: The number of bowel movements you have in a day increases by four or more. You feel dizzy or lightheaded. Your care provider may recommend an over-the-counter medication called loperamide Imodium® to help with your diarrhea, but talk to your care provider before starting this medication. Nausea or vomiting Eat and drink slowly. Drink 8-10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. Eat bland foods; avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Avoid vigorous exercise immediately after eating. Don’t lie down immediately after eating. Avoid strong odors. Let your provider know if you experience nausea or vomiting. Your provider may prescribe medication to help with the nausea or vomiting. Changes in liver function Your liver function should be checked periodically by a simple blood test. Contact your care provider if you notice any of the following: Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes Dark or brown urine Unusual bleeding or bruising Continued on the next page VANDETANIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Increased blood pressure Routinely take your blood pressure. Record your blood pressure in a journal or diary and report this information to your physician. Contact your healthcare provider for high blood pressure or if symptoms such as the following occur: Headache Dizziness Chest pain Shortness of breath Fluid retention, weight gain, or swelling Acne-like rash or itchy skin A rash that looks like acne may appear on your face, chest, and upper back while taking this medication. Your doctor may prescribe medication to help prevent or manage the rash. If you do get a rash, keep the area around the rash clean and dry. Check with your care provider before using anything to treat it. Do not use over-the-counter acne treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, and soaps containing alcohol. Oatmeal baths and unscented moisturizers may help with itching. Sunlight can make symptoms worse. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible to decrease the risk of sunburn. The highest exposure to UV ultraviolet radiation occurs from 10 am–4 pm. Wear long-sleeved clothing, with UV protection if possible. Wear broad-brimmed hats. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen UVA/UVB with at least SPF 30 as often as directed on the bottle. Use lip balm with at least SPF 30. Rash Keep your skin moisturized with creams and moisturizing lotions to decrease the risk of rash or itchiness, and wear loose-fitting clothing. Avoid using perfumes and cologne as these products may increase rash symptoms. Avoid being in the heat for long periods of time. Your provider may recommend an over-the-counter antihistamine or a topical cream. Sunlight can make symptoms worse. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible to decrease the risk of sunburn. The highest exposure to UV ultraviolet radiation occurs between 10 am–4 pm. Wear long-sleeved clothing, with UV protection if possible. Wear broad-brimmed hats. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen UVA/UVB with at least SPF 30 as often as directed on the bottle. Use lip balm with at least SPF 30. If your rash or itching continues to worsen, contact your care provider. Continued on the next page VANDETANIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values Low calcium levels Changes in some laboratory values may occur and should be monitored by a simple blood test. You may not feel any symptoms if the changes are mild, and they usually are not a sign of a serious problem. More severe changes may occur, which can be a sign of a serious problem. Notify your care provider if you have any of the following: Shortness of breath Chest discomfort Weakness or fatigue New aches and pains Headaches Dizziness Swelling of your legs or feet Red- or brown-colored urine If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking vandetanib. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of four months after the last dose of vandetanib. Do not breastfeed while taking vandetanib and for one month after the last dose of vandetanib. Inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your vandetanib. Vandetanib is only available through a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy REMS program, and prescribers and pharmacies must be certified with this REMS program. Only a 30-day supply of medication can be obtained from the pharmacy at one time. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO VANDETANIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 Additional resources Product website: www.caprelsa.com Product prescribing information: www.caprelsa.com/files/caprelsa-pi.pdf Product resources: www.caprelsa.com/pt resources and support.asp Updated – August 21, 2017 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers ACCC , Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association HOPA , National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. NCODA , and Oncology Nursing Society ONS have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education OCE sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy-to-understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2017 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved.

Casodex®

(ka-soh-dex)

Casodex® (Bicalutamide) is used to treat prostate cancer.

Casodex® (Bicalutamide) is used to treat prostate cancer.

ShowAll Page1BICALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — bicalutamide bye-ka-LOO-ta-mide Brand name — Casodex® ka-soh-dex Approved uses Bicalutamide is used to treat prostate cancer Dose and schedule Taking bicalutamide as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible so here are some key points to remember o Your dose may vary but the usual dose of bicalutamide is 50 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day o Bicalutamide can be taken with or without food o Bicalutamide should be taken whole and not crushed cut or dissolved If you are unable to swallow bicalutamide talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options o If you miss a dose of bicalutamide do not take an extra dose or two doses at one time Simply take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses Storage and handling Handle bicalutamide with care Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein this drug can be toxic and exposure of the drug to others should be limited o Store bicalutamide at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light o Keep bicalutamide out of reach of children and pets o Leave bicalutamide in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken o Whenever possible give bicalutamide to yourself and follow the steps below If a family member friend or caregiver needs to give bicalutamide to you they also need to follow these steps: 1 Wash hands with soap and water 2 Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself 3 Gently transfer the bicalutamide from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup 4 Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water 5 Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else 6 Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash 7 Wash hands with soap and water BICALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 o If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used a separate one should be used for bicalutamide Do not mix other medications into the box with bicalutamide The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves Gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder When empty the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete whether or not gloves are worn o If you have any unused bicalutamide do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of bicalutamide o If you are traveling put your bicalutamide in a sealed plastic bag Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed Handling body fluids and waste Bicalutamide remains in your body for several days after it is taken so some of the drug may be present in urine stool sweat or vomit Once you have started to take bicalutamide it is important to follow the instructions below every day for as long as your treatment lasts This will keep yourself loved ones and the environment as safe as possible o Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient o Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet septic tank and/or sewer that you usually use If you have a low-flow toilet close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine stool or vomit clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet o If you need a bedpan be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day o If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels use a disposable pad with a plastic back a diaper or a sheet to absorb body waste o Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or bicalutamide with soap and water o Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing If you do not have a washer place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed o Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids Drug and food interactions o Bicalutamide has many drug interactions Inform your care providers of all prescription medications over-the-counter medications vitamins and herbal products that you are taking o Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements or receiving any vaccines BICALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Bicalutamide The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking bicalutamide are listed in the left side of this table You MAY NOT experience these side effects Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table These should be discussed with your care provider If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here contact your care provider Possible Side Effect Management Hot flashes sudden sweating and feelings of warmth If hot flashes are bothersome: Mild regular exercise may help Consult first with your care provider Try staying in a cool environment Wear layers so that if you experience a hot flash the outer layers may be removed Avoid or limit caffeine spicy food alcohol and stress which may cause hot flashes to worsen Inform your care provider if this side effect is bothersome as there may be medications that can help with hot flashes Pain Keep a diary of your pain including a description of when and where the pain is occurring what it feels like and how long it lasts Stay as active as possible but know that it is okay to rest as needed too Tell your care provider if pain interferes with your activity If the pain bothers you ask your provider what you may use to help with this discomfort Take only pain medication that has been prescribed or recommended by your care provider If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect call your physician or healthcare center immediately: _ INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Pregnancy sexual activity and contraception o Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking bicalutamide Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of one month after the last dose of bicalutamide o Inform your care provider if you become pregnant o It is safe to hug and kiss Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on bicalutamide and you are encouraged to ask your care provider Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your bicalutamide PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO BICALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Additional resources Bicalutamide drug information: https://medlineplus gov/druginfo/meds/a697047 html Product prescribing information: www accessdata fda gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/020498s016lbl pdf Updated – August 6 2017 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers ACCC Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association HOPA National Community Oncology Dispensing Association Inc NCODA and Oncology Nursing Society ONS have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses directions doses precautions warnings interactions adverse effects or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement recommendation or favoring of this medication by ACCC HOPA NCODA or ONS who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever and any and all decisions with respect to such medications are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education OCE sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise easy-to-understand information about oral cancer drugs Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information However commercial reproduction or reuse as well as rebranding or reposting of any type are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to Contact@NCODA org Copyright © 2017 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association All rights reserved

Cometriq®

(CO-met-rik)

Cometriq® (Cabozantinib) is used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) and those with progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer.

Cometriq® (Cabozantinib) is used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) and those with progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer.

Page 1 CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — cabozantinib KA boe ZAN ti nib Brand name — Cabometyx™ for kidney cancer; ka boe MET iks ; Cometriq® for thyroid cancer; CO met rik Approved uses Cabozantinib is used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer renal cell carcinoma and those with progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer. Dose and schedule Taking cabozantinib as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose may vary, but the usual dose of cabozantinib is: 60 milligrams 60 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day for kidney cancer 140 milligrams 140 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day for thyroid cancer Cabozantinib should be taken on an empty stomach do not eat for at least 2 hours before and at least 1 hour after taking cabozantinib at the same time each day. Do not substitute cabozantinib tablets with cabozantinib capsules. Cabozantinib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow cabozantinib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of cabozantinib, Only take the missed dose if it has been less than 12 hours since you were supposed to take it. Then, take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take the missed dose if it has been more than 12 hours since you should have taken it. Simply take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take two doses at one time. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. If you need to have surgery, tell your care provider you are taking cabozantinib. Cabozantinib may need to be stopped until your wound heals after some surgeries. Storage and handling Handle cabozantinib with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store cabozantinib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep cabozantinib out of reach of children and pets. Leave cabozantinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, give cabozantinib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give cabozantinib to you, they also need to follow these steps: 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself. CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 3. Gently transfer the cabozantinib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. 7. Wash hands with soap and water. If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for cabozantinib. Do not mix other medications into the box with cabozantinib. The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder . When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn. If you have any unused cabozantinib, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of cabozantinib. If you are traveling, put your cabozantinib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Because cabozantinib remains in your body for several days after it is taken, some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take cabozantinib, it is important to follow the instructions below every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded. If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or cabozantinib with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Drug and food interactions Cabozantinib has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Cabozantinib should be taken without food do not eat for at least 2 hours before and at least 1 hour after taking cabozantinib . Grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interact with cabozantinib; avoid eating or drinking these during treatment with cabozantinib. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. Serious side effects of cabozantinib Cabozantinib that is taken for thyroid cancer can increase your risk of developing gastrointestinal fistulas and perforations holes to occur. Cabozantinib that is taken for thyroid cancer can increase your risk of bleeding. Side Effects of Cabozantinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking cabozantinib are listed in the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Changes in liver function Your liver function will be checked periodically by a simple blood test. Contact your care provider if you notice any of the following: Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes Dark or brown urine Bleeding or bruising Continued on the next page CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Diarrhea loose and/ or urgent bowel movements Monitor how many bowel movements you have each day. Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. Eat bland, low fiber foods e.g., bananas, applesauce, potatoes, chicken, rice, toast . Avoid high fiber foods e.g., raw vegetables, raw fruits, whole grains . Avoid foods that cause gas e.g., broccoli, beans . Avoid lactose containing foods e.g., yogurt, milk . Avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Contact your provider if any of the following occur: The number of bowel movements you have in a day increases by four or more. You feel dizzy or lightheaded. Your care provider may recommend an over the counter medication called loperamide Imodium® to help with your diarrhea, but talk to your care provider before starting this medication. Changes in kidney function Your kidney renal function will be checked periodically by a simple blood test. Contact your care provider if you notice any of the following: Decreased amount of urination Unusual swelling in your legs and feet Fatigue You may be more tired than usual or have less energy. Stay as active as possible, but know it is okay to rest as needed, too. Try to do some activity every day. Plan your activities, and do them at a time of day when you feel a bit more energetic. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values Low calcium levels High triglyceride levels Low phosphate levels High glucose levels Low albumin levels Low magnesium levels Low sodium levels Changes in some laboratory values may occur and should be monitored by a simple blood test. You may not feel any symptoms if the changes are mild, and they usually are not a sign of a serious problem. More severe changes may occur, which can be a sign of a serious problem. Notify your care provider if you have any of the following: Shortness of breath Chest discomfort Weakness or fatigue New aches and pains Headaches Dizziness Swelling of your legs or feet Red or brown colored urine Continued on the next page CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management Nausea or vomiting Eat and drink slowly. Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. Eat bland foods; avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Avoid vigorous exercise immediately after eating. Don’t lie down immediately after eating. Avoid strong odors. Let your provider know if you experience nausea or vomiting. Your provider may prescribe medication that can help. Pain or discomfort in hands and/or feet Hand foot skin reaction HFSR appears on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It can appear as a rash, callus, or peeling skin, and the area has increased sensitivity to heat or a “pins and needles” sensation. Let your care provider know right away if you experience this side effect. To prevent HFSR, you can do the following: Soak your feet in a water bath with Epsom salt and gently pumice any callused skin. Exfoliate and keep hands and feet moisturized. Avoid tight fitting shoes or socks. Use cushioning i.e., gloves when performing activities that increase pressure on the palms of your hands. Mouth irritation or sores Practice good mouth care. Rinse your mouth frequently. Brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush or cotton swab after meals. Use a mild nonalcohol mouth rinse at least 4 times a day after eating and at bedtime . One example is a mixture of 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of warm not hot water. If you have sores in your mouth, avoid using tobacco products, alcohol, and mouthwashes that contain alcohol. Call your care provider if you experience pain or sores in your mouth or throat. Continued on the next page CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased white blood cells WBCs and increased risk for infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your WBCs are low, you are at a greater risk of having an infection. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from infection. Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom. Avoid crowds and people with fevers, flu, or other infection. Bathe regularly to keep good personal hygiene. Contact your care provider if you experience any signs or symptoms of an infection: Fever temperature more than 100.4°F or 38°C Chills Sore throat Burning with urination Unusual tiredness A sore that becomes red, is draining, or does not heal Check with your care provider before taking any medicine for a fever or chills. Decreased appetite or weight loss Talk to your care provider if you notice a decrease in weight while taking this medication. When you do not feel like eating, try the following: Eat small frequent meals instead of three large meals each day. Keep snacks nearby so you can eat when you feel hungry. Take liquid nutritional supplements. Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day, especially if you are not eating, unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. Increased blood pressure Routinely take your blood pressure. Record your blood pressure in a journal/diary and report these to your physician. Contact your healthcare provider for high blood pressure or if the following symptoms occur: Headache Dizziness Chest pain Shortness of breath Fluid retention, weight gain, or swelling Continued on the next page CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 7 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased platelet count and increased risk of bleeding Your platelets should be monitored by a simple blood test. When they are low, you may bruise or bleed more easily than usual. Use caution to avoid bruises, cuts, or burns. Blow your nose gently, and do not pick your nose. Brush your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush, and maintain good oral hygiene. When shaving, use an electronic razor instead of razor blades. Use a nail file instead of nail clippers. Call your care provider if you have bleeding that won’t stop. Examples include the following: A bloody nose that bleeds for more than five minutes despite pressure A cut that continues to ooze despite pressure Gums that bleed excessively when you floss or brush Seek medical help immediately if you experience any severe headaches, observe blood in your urine or stool, cough up blood, or experience prolonged and uncontrollable bleeding. You may need to take a break or “hold” your medication for medical or dental procedures. Talk to your care provider or dentist before any scheduled procedures. Hair color changes Changes to your hair color may occur during treatment. The hair usually returns to normal after treatment, but for some, the change is permanent. Taste changes Some people experience a metallic or bitter taste in their mouth. To help with taste changes, try the following: Choose and prepare foods that look and smell good to you. Use plastic utensils if food tastes like metal. Flavor foods with spices to change taste. Suck on mints or chew gum to mask taste. Brush teeth with a soft bristle toothbrush before and after eating. Avoid smoking. Notify your doctor if you are having trouble eating or are losing weight. Decreased hemoglobin, part of the red blood cells that carry iron and oxygen Your hemoglobin should be monitored using a blood test. When your hemoglobin is low, you may notice that you get tired or fatigued more easily. Try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Find a balance between work and rest. Stay as active as possible, but know that it is okay to rest as needed. You might notice that you are more pale than usual. Let your healthcare provider know right away if you experience any of the following: Shortness of breath Dizziness Palpitations CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 8 If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking cabozantinib. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of four months after the last dose of cabozantinib. Do not breastfeed while taking cabozantinib and for four months after the last dose of cabozantinib. Inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your cabozantinib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product websites: www.cometriq.com and www.cabometyx.com Product prescribing information: www.cometriq.com/downloads/Cometriq Full Prescribing Information.pdf and www.cabometyx.com/downloads/CABOMETYXUSPI.pdf Product resources: www.cometriq.com/support and www.cabometyx.com/support Updated – October 1, 2017 CABOZANTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 9 Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers ACCC , Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association HOPA , National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. NCODA , and Oncology Nursing Society ONS have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education OCE sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2018 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved. Additional instructions

Copiktra™

(koo-PIK-truh)

Copiktra™ (Duvelisib) is used to treat adults with certain types of leukemias and lymphomas, specifically chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL), and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).

Copiktra™ (Duvelisib) is used to treat adults with certain types of leukemias and lymphomas, specifically chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL), and small lymphocytic ...

Page 1 DUVELISIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — Duvelisib DOO veh LIH sib Brand name — Copiktra™ koo PIK truh Approved uses Duvelisib is used to treat adults with certain types of leukemias and lymphomas, specifically chronic lymphocytic leukemia CLL , follicular B cell non Hodgkin lymphoma FL , and small lymphocytic lymphoma SLL . Dose and schedule Taking duvelisib as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose may vary, but the usual dose of duvelisib is 25 milligrams 25 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time twice a day. Duvelisib can be taken with or without food, but at the same times each day. Duvelisib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow duvelisib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of duvelisib: Only take the missed dose if it has been less than 6 hours since you were supposed to take it. Then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take the missed dose if it has been more than 6 hours since you should have taken it. Simply take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take two doses at one time. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Storage and handling Handle duvelisib with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store duvelisib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep duvelisib out of reach of children and pets. Leave duvelisib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give duvelisib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the duvelisib to you, they also need to follow these steps. 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself. 3. Gently transfer the duvelisib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. 7. Wash hands with soap and water. DUVELISIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for duvelisib. Do not mix other medications into the box with duvelisib. The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves. Gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder. When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn. If you have any unused duvelisib, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of duvelisib. If you are traveling, put your duvelisib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Since duvelisib remains in your body for several days after it is taken, some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take duvelisib, it is important to adhere to the following instructions every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure that all waste has been discarded. If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or duvelisib with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Drug and food interactions Duvelisib has many drug interactions, so inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. Serious side effects Serious infections may develop, so monitor for signs and symptoms of infection. Severe diarrhea has occurred with the use of duvelisib, so monitor for development of worsening diarrhea. Serious skin reactions can develop, so report this side effect to your healthcare provider. Lung side effects have been reported with the use of duvelisib, so monitor for shortness of breath, chest pain, or worsening cough. DUVELISIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Duvelisib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking duvelisib are listed in the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Decreased white blood cells WBCs and increased risk for infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your WBCs are low, you are at a greater risk of having an infection. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from infection. Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom. Avoid crowds and people with fevers, flu, or other infection. Bathe regularly to keep good personal hygiene. Contact your care provider if you experience any signs or symptoms of an infection: Fever temperature more than 100.4°F or 38°C Chills Sore throat Burning with urination Unusual tiredness A sore that becomes red, is draining, or does not heal Check with your care provider before taking any medicine for a fever or chills. Diarrhea loose and/or urgent bowel movements Monitor how many bowel movements you have each day. Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. Eat bland, low fiber foods, such as bananas, applesauce, potatoes, chicken, rice, and toast. Avoid high fiber foods, such as raw vegetables, raw fruits, and whole grains. Avoid foods that cause gas, such as broccoli and beans. Avoid lactose containing foods, such as yogurt and milk. Avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Contact your provider if either of the following occurs: The number of bowel movements you have in a day increases by 4 or more. You feel dizzy or lightheaded. Your care provider may recommend an over the counter medication called loperamide Imodium® to help with your diarrhea, but talk to your care provider before starting this medication. Continued on the next page DUVELISIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased hemoglobin, part of the red blood cells that carry iron and oxygen Your hemoglobin should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your hemoglobin is low, you may notice that you get tired or fatigued more easily. Try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Find a balance between work and rest. Stay as active as possible, but know that it is okay to rest as needed. You might notice that you are more pale than usual. Let your care provider know right away if you experience any of the following: Shortness of breath Dizziness Palpitations Decreased platelet count and increased risk of bleeding Your platelets should be monitored by a simple blood test. When they are low, you may bruise or bleed more easily than usual. Use caution to avoid bruises, cuts, or burns. Blow your nose gently, and do not pick your nose. Brush your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush, and maintain good oral hygiene. When shaving, use an electronic razor instead of razor blades. Use a nail file instead of nail clippers. Call your care provider if you have bleeding that won’t stop. Examples include: A bloody nose that bleeds for more than 5 minutes despite pressure A cut that continues to ooze despite pressure Gums that bleed excessively when you floss or brush Seek medical help immediately if you experience any severe headaches, notice blood in your urine or stool, cough up blood, or have prolonged and uncontrollable bleeding. You may need to take a break or hold your medication for medical or dental procedures. Talk to your care provider or dentist before any scheduled procedures. Changes in liver function Your liver function will be checked periodically by a simple blood test. Contact your care provider if you notice any of the following: Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes Dark or brown urine Bleeding or bruising Continued on next page DUVELISIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking duvelisib. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of 1 month after the last dose of duvelisib. Do not breastfeed while taking duvelisib and for 1 month after the last dose of duvelisib. Inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your duvelisib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Possible Side Effect Management Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values High lipase levels High amylase levels High potassium levels Low phosphorus levels Low sodium levels Low albumin levels Changes in some laboratory values may occur and will be monitored by a simple blood test. You may not feel any symptoms if the changes are mild, and they usually are not a sign of a serious problem. More severe changes may occur, which can be a sign of a serious problem. Notify your care provider if you have any of the following: Shortness of breath Chest discomfort Weakness or fatigue New aches and pains Headaches Dizziness Swelling of your legs and feet Red or brown colored urine DUVELISIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 Additional resources Product website: www.copiktra.com Product prescribing information: www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda docs/label/2018/211155s000lbl.pdf Product resources: 1 833 570 2273 Updated – October 5, 2018 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers ACCC , Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association HOPA , National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. NCODA , and Oncology Nursing Society ONS have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education OCE sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2018 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved.

Cotellic®

(coh-TEL-lik)

Cotellic® (Cobimetinib) is used to treat patients with melanoma with a genetic mutation called BRAF V600 E or V600K, and is used in combination with another medication, vemurafenib.

Cotellic® (Cobimetinib) is used to treat patients with melanoma with a genetic mutation called BRAF V600 E or V600K, and is used in combination with another medication, vemurafenib.

ShowAll Page1COBIMETINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — cobimetinib (KOH-bih-MEH-tih-nib) Brand name — Cotellic® (coh-TEL-lik) Approved uses Cobimetinib is used to treat patients with melanoma with a genetic mutation called BRAF V600 E or V600K and is used in combination with another medication vemurafenib Dose and schedule Taking cobimetinib as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible so here are some key points to remember o Your dose may vary but the usual dose of cobimetinib is 60 milligrams (60 mg) to be taken by mouth on days 1–21 of each 28-day treatment cycle The dose may be adjusted by your care provider based on your individual needs o Cobimetinib can be taken with or without food but at the same time each day o Cobimetinib should be taken whole and not crushed cut or dissolved If you are unable to swallow cobimetinib talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options o If you miss a dose of cobimetinib do not take an extra dose or two doses at one time Simply take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses Storage and handling Handle cobimetinib with care Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein this drug can be toxic and exposure of the drug to others should be limited o Store cobimetinib at room temperature (68°F–77°F) in a dry location away from light o Keep cobimetinib out of reach of children and pets o Leave cobimetinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken o Whenever possible give cobimetinib to yourself and follow the steps below If a family member friend or caregiver needs to give cobimetinib to you they also need to follow these steps: 1 Wash hands with soap and water 2 Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication (Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself ) 3 Gently transfer the cobimetinib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup 4 Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water 5 Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else 6 Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash 7 Wash hands with soap and water COBIMETINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 o If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used a separate one should be used for cobimetinib Do not mix other medications into the box with cobimetinib The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves (Gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder ) When empty the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete whether or not gloves are worn o If you have any unused cobimetinib do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of cobimetinib o If you are traveling put your cobimetinib in a sealed plastic bag Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed Handling body fluids and waste Cobimetinib remains in your body for several days after it is taken so some of the drug may be present in urine stool sweat or vomit Once you have started to take cobimetinib it is important to follow the instructions below every day for as long as your treatment lasts This will keep yourself loved ones and the environment as safe as possible o Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient o Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet septic tank and/or sewer that you usually use If you have a low-flow toilet close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine stool or vomit clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet o If you need a bedpan be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day o If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels use a disposable pad with a plastic back a diaper or a sheet to absorb body waste o Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or cobimetinib with soap and water o Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing If you do not have a washer place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed o Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids Drug and food interactions o Cobimetinib has many drug interactions Inform your care providers of all prescription medications over-the-counter medications vitamins and herbal products that you are taking o Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with cobimetinib Avoid eating and drinking these during treatment with cobimetinib o Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements or receiving any vaccines COBIMETINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Cobimetinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking cobimetinib are listed in the left side of this table You MAY NOT experience these side effects Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table These should be discussed with your care provider If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here contact your care provider Possible Side Effect Management Changes in kidney function Your kidney (renal) function will be checked periodically by a simple blood test Contact your care provider if you notice either of the following: Decreased amount of urination Unusual swelling in your legs and feet Changes in electrolyte and other laboratory values High creatine phosphokinase levels Low albumin levels Low phosphate levels Low sodium levels Changes in some lab values may occur and will be monitored by a simple blood test You may not feel any symptoms if the changes are mild and they usually are not a sign of a serious problem More severe changes may occur which can be a sign of a serious problem Notify your care provider if you have any of the following: Shortness of breath Chest discomfort Weakness or fatigue New aches and pains Headaches Dizziness Swelling of your legs or feet Red- or brown-colored urine Decreased white blood cells (WBCs) and increased risk for infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test When your WBCs are low you are at a greater risk of having an infection Take the following precautions to protect yourself from infection Wash your hands often especially before eating and after using the bathroom Avoid crowds and people with fevers flu or other infection Bathe regularly to keep good personal hygiene Contact your care provider if you experience any signs or symptoms of an infection such as: Fever (temperature more than 100 4°F or 38°C) Chills Sore throat Burning with urination Unusual tiredness A sore that becomes red is draining or does not heal Check with your care provider before taking any medicine for a fever or chills Continued on the next page COBIMETINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Changes in liver function Your liver function will be checked periodically by a simple blood test Contact your care provider if you notice any of the following: Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes Dark or brown urine Unusual bleeding or bruising Decreased hemoglobin part of the red blood cells that carry iron and oxygen Your hemoglobin should be monitored by a simple blood test When your hemoglobin is low you may notice that you get tired or fatigued more easily Try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired Find a balance between work and rest Stay as active as possible but know that it is okay to rest as needed You might notice that you are more pale than usual Let your care provider know right away if you experience: Shortness of breath Dizziness Palpitations Diarrhea (loose and/ or urgent bowel movements) Monitor how many bowel movements you have each day Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake related to some other health problem Eat small frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals Eat bland low-fiber foods (e g bananas applesauce potatoes chicken rice toast) Avoid high-fiber foods such as raw vegetables raw fruits and whole grains Avoid foods that cause gas such as broccoli and beans Avoid lactose-containing foods such as yogurt and milk Avoid spicy fried and greasy foods Contact your provider if any of the following occur: The number of bowel movements you have in a day increases by four or more You feel dizzy or lightheaded Your care provider may recommend an over-the-counter medication called loperamide (Imodium®) to help with your diarrhea but talk to your care provider before starting this medication Continued on the next page COBIMETINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management Sun sensitivity sunburn easily Avoid sun exposure as much as possible to decrease the risk of sunburn The highest exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation occurs from 10 am–4 pm Wear long-sleeved clothing with UV protection if possible Wear broad-brimmed hats Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVA/UVB) with at least SPF 30 as often as directed on the bottle Use lip balm with at least SPF 30 Nausea or vomiting Eat and drink slowly Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake Eat small frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals Eat bland foods; avoid spicy fried and greasy foods Avoid vigorous exercise immediately after eating Don’t lay down immediately after eating Avoid strong odors Let your provider know if you experience nausea or vomiting Your provider may prescribe medication that can help If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect call your physician or healthcare center immediately: _ (INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO) Pregnancy sexual activity and contraception o Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking cobimetinib Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of two weeks after the last dose of cobimetinib o Do not breastfeed while taking cobimetinib for a minimum of two weeks after the last dose of cobimetinib o Inform your care provider if you become pregnant o It is safe to hug and kiss Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on cobimetinib and you are encouraged to ask your care provider Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your bicalutamide (PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO) COBIMETINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 Additional resources Product website: www cotellic com Product prescribing information: www gene com/download/pdf/cotellic_prescribing pdf Product resources: www cotellic com/patient/support-resources/cotellic-melanoma-resources html Updated — August 6 2017 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) National Community Oncology Dispensing Association Inc (NCODA) and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses directions doses precautions warnings interactions adverse effects or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement recommendation or favoring of this medication by ACCC HOPA NCODA or ONS who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever and any and all decisions with respect to such medications are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education (OCE) sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise easy-to-understand information about oral cancer drugs Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information However commercial reproduction or reuse as well as rebranding or reposting of any type are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to Contact@NCODA org Copyright © 2017 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association All rights reserved

Cytoxan®

(sy-TOK-sun))

Cytoxan® (Cyclophosphamide) is used to treat patients with the following:

  • Certain types of leukemias and lymphomas
  • Breast cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Retinoblastoma

Cytoxan® (Cyclophosphamide) is used to treat patients with the following:

  • Certain types of leukemias and...

Page 1 CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — cyclophosphamide SY kloh FOS fuh mide Brand name — Cytoxan® sy TOK sun Approved uses Cyclophosphamide is used to treat patients with the following: Certain types of leukemias and lymphomas Breast cancer Multiple myeloma Neuroblastoma Ovarian cancer Retinoblastoma Dose and schedule Taking cyclophosphamide as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose is based on many factors, including your height and weight, overall health, and diagnosis. Cyclophosphamide can be taken with or without food, but at the same time each day, preferably in the morning followed by drinking plenty of fluid throughout the day. Cyclophosphamide should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow cyclophosphamide, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of cyclophosphamide, do not take an extra dose or two doses at one time. Simply take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Storage and handling Handle cyclophosphamide with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store cyclophosphamide at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep cyclophosphamide out of reach of children and pets. Leave cyclophosphamide in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give cyclophosphamide to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the cyclophosphamide to you, they also need to follow these steps. 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself. 3. Gently transfer the cyclophosphamide from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. 7. Wash hands with soap and water. If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for cyclophosphamide. Do not mix other medications into the box with cyclophosphamide. The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves. Gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder. When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn. If you have any unused cyclophosphamide, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of cyclophosphamide. If you are traveling, put your cyclophosphamide in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Since cyclophosphamide remains in your body for several days after it is taken, some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take cyclophosphamide, it is important to know the following instructions every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure that all waste has been discarded. If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or cyclophosphamide with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Drug and food interactions Cyclophosphamide has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over thecounter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Cyclophosphamide The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking cyclophosphamide are listed in the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Decreased white blood cells WBCs and increased risk for infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your WBCs are low, you are at a greater risk of having an infection. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from infection. Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom. Avoid crowds and people with fevers, flu, or other infection. Bathe regularly to keep good personal hygiene. Contact your care provider if you experience any signs or symptoms of an infection: Fever temperature more than 100.4°F or 38°C Chills Sore throat Burning with urination Unusual tiredness A sore that becomes red, is draining, or does not heal Check with your care provider before taking any medicine for a fever or chills. Decreased platelet count and increased risk of bleeding Your platelets should be monitored by a simple blood test. When they are low, you may bruise or bleed more easily than usual. Use caution to avoid bruises, cuts, or burns. Blow your nose gently, and do not pick your nose. Brush your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush, and maintain good oral hygiene. When shaving, use an electronic razor instead of razor blades. Use a nail file instead of nail clippers. Call your care provider if you have bleeding that won’t stop. Examples include the following: A bloody nose that bleeds for more than five minutes despite pressure A cut that continues to ooze despite pressure Gums that bleed excessively when you floss or brush Seek medical help immediately if you experience any severe headaches, observe blood in your urine or stool, cough up blood, or experience prolonged and uncontrollable bleeding. You may need to take a break or “hold” your medication for medical or dental procedures. Talk to your care provider or dentist before any scheduled procedures. Continued on the next page CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased hemoglobin, part of the red blood cells that carry iron and oxygen Your hemoglobin should be monitored using a blood test. When your hemoglobin is low, you may notice that you get tired or fatigued more easily. Try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Find a balance between work and rest. Stay as active as possible, but know that it is okay to rest as needed. You might notice that you are more pale than usual. Let your care provider know right away if you experience any of the following: Shortness of breath Dizziness Palpitations Nausea or vomiting Eat and drink slowly. Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. Eat bland foods; avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Avoid vigorous exercise immediately after eating. Don’t lie down immediately after eating. Avoid strong odors. Let your provider know if you experience nausea or vomiting. Your provider may prescribe medication to help with the nausea or vomiting. Decreased appetite or weight loss Talk to your care provider if you notice a decrease in weight while taking this medication. When you do not feel like eating, try the following: Eat small frequent meals instead of three large meals each day. Keep snacks nearby so you can eat when you feel hungry. Drink liquid nutritional supplements. Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day, especially if you are not eating, unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. Hair loss alopecia Your hair will grow back after treatment is over. Some people choose to wear scarves, caps, or wigs. A short haircut prior to treatment may help with the stress of hair loss. If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking cyclophosphamide. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of 4 months men to 12 months women after the last dose of cyclophosphamide. Do not breastfeed while taking cyclophosphamide and for one month after the last dose of cyclophosphamide. Please inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your cyclophosphamide. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product prescribing information: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda docs/appletter/2012/012141s089ltr.pdf Updated – February 7, 2018 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers ACCC , Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association HOPA , National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. NCODA , and Oncology Nursing Society ONS have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education OCE sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2018 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved.

Daurismo®

(DOOR-is-moe)

Daurismo® (Glasdegib) is used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in combination with other chemotherapy agents.

Daurismo® (Glasdegib) is used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in combination with other chemotherapy agents.

Page 1 GLASDEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name glasdegib (glas DEH gib) Brand name Daurismo® (DOOR is moe) Approved uses Glasdegib is used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in combination with other chemotherapy agents. Dose and schedule Taking glasdegib as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose may vary, but the usual dose of glasdegib is 100 milligrams (100 mg) to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day. Glasdegib may be taken with or without food, but at the same time each day. Glasdegib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow glasdegib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of glasdegib, you may take the dose as soon as possible as long as it is at least 12 hours prior to the next scheduled dose. Do not take two doses within the same 12 hour time frame. Storage and handling Handle glasdegib with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store glasdegib at room temperature (68°F–77°F) in a dry location away from light. Keep glasdegib out of reach of children and pets. Leave glasdegib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give glasdegib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the glasdegib to you, they also need to follow these steps: 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. (Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself.) 3. Gently transfer the glasdegib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. 7. Wash hands with soap and water. GLASDEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for glasdegib. Do not mix other medications into the box with glasdegib. The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves. (Gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder.) When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn. If you have any unused glasdegib, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of glasdegib. If you are traveling, put your glasdegib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Since glasdegib remains in your body for several days after it is taken, some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take glasdegib, it is important to follow the instructions below every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded. If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or glasdegib with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Drug and food interactions Glasdegib has many drug interactions. Please inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. Serious side effects Glasdegib can cause serious birth defects. Do not take glasdegib if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. GLASDEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Glasdegib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking glasdegib are listed in the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Changes in kidney function Your kidney (renal) function should be checked periodically by a simple blood test. Contact your care provider if you notice any of the following: Decreased amount of urination Swelling in your legs and feet Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values Low sodium levels Low magnesium levels Changes in some lab values may occur and will be monitored by a simple blood test. You may not feel any symptoms if the changes are mild, and they usually are not a sign of a serious problem. More severe changes may occur, which can be a sign of a serious problem. Notify your care provider if you have any of the following: Shortness of breath Chest discomfort Weakness or fatigue New aches and pains Headaches Dizziness Swelling of your legs or feet Red or brown colored urine Decreased hemoglobin, part of the red blood cells that carry iron and oxygen Your hemoglobin should be monitored using a blood test. When your hemoglobin is low, you may notice that you get tired or fatigued more easily. Try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Find a balance between work and rest. Stay as active as possible, but know that it is okay to rest as needed. You might notice that you are more pale than usual. Let your health care provider know right away if you experience any of the following: Shortness of breath Dizziness Palpitations Continued on the next page GLASDEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased platelet count and increased risk of bleeding Your platelets should be monitored by a simple blood test. When they are low, you may bruise or bleed more easily than usual. Use caution to avoid bruises, cuts, or burns. Blow your nose gently, and do not pick your nose. Brush your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush, and maintain good oral hygiene. When shaving, use an electronic razor instead of razor blades. Use a nail file instead of nail clippers. Call your care provider if you have bleeding that won’t stop. Examples include the following: A bloody nose that bleeds for more than five minutes despite pressure A cut that continues to ooze despite pressure Gums that bleed excessively when you floss or brush Seek medical help immediately if you experience any severe headaches, observe blood in your urine or stool, cough up blood, or experience prolonged and uncontrollable bleeding. You may need to take a break or “hold” your medication for medical or dental procedures. Talk to your care provider or dentist before any scheduled procedures. Fatigue You may be more tired than usual or have less energy. Stay as active as possible, but know it is okay to rest as needed. Try to do some activity every day. Plan your activities, and do them at a time of day when you feel a bit more energetic. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Continued on the next page GLASDEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased white blood cells (WBCs) and increased risk for infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your WBCs are low, you are at a greater risk of having an infection. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from infection. Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom. Avoid crowds and people with fevers, flu, or other infection. Bathe regularly to keep good personal hygiene. Contact your care provider if you experience any signs or symptoms of an infection: Fever (temperature more than 100.4°F or 38°C) Chills Sore throat Burning with urination Unusual tiredness A sore that becomes red, is draining, or does not heal Check with your care provider before taking any medicine for a fever or chills. Fluid retention or swelling Do not stand for long periods of time. Keep your legs elevated when sitting or lying down. Try not to eat salty foods, which can increase swelling. Avoid tight fitting clothing and shoes. Weigh yourself daily. Contact your provider if you notice any of the following: Swelling in the hands, feet, or legs Shortness of breath Weight gain of five pounds or more in one week Muscle or joint pain Keep a diary of your pain (or spasms), including a description of when and where the pain is occurring, what it feels like, and how long it lasts. Stay as active as possible, but know it is okay to rest as needed. Tell your care provider if pain (or spasms) interferes with your activity. If the pain bothers you, ask your provider what you may use to help with this discomfort. Take only pain medication that has been prescribed or recommended by your care provider. Warnings and precautions Do not donate blood or blood products during treatment with glasdegib and for at least 30 days after the last dose. Changes in the electrical activity of your heart are called QT prolongation. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you feel faint, lightheaded, or dizzy, or if you feel your heart beating irregularly or fast while taking glasdegib. GLASDEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: (INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO) Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking glasdegib. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of 30 days after the last dose of glasdegib. Do not breastfeed while taking glasdegib and for 30 days after the last dose of glasdegib. Please inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your glasdegib. (PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO) Additional resources Product prescribing information: www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda docs/label/2018/210656s000lbl.pdf Updated – November 26, 2018 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. (NCODA), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education (OCE) sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2019 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved.

Droxia™

(DROK-see-uh)

Droxia™ (Hydroxyurea)

Droxia™ (Hydroxyurea)

Page 1 HYDROXYUREA ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — hydroxyurea hy DROK see yoo REE uh Brand name — Hydrea® hy DREE uh , Droxia™ DROK see uh Approved uses Hydroxyurea is used to treat adult patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, sickle cell anemia, and head and neck cancer when used with radiation. Dose and schedule Taking hydroxyurea as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose is based on many factors, including your height and weight, overall health, and diagnosis. Hydroxyurea can be taken with or without food but at the same time each day. Hydroxyurea should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow hydroxyurea, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of hydroxyurea, do not take an extra dose or two doses at one time. Simply take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Storage and handling Handle hydroxyurea with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store hydroxyurea at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep hydroxyurea out of reach of children and pets. Leave hydroxyurea in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, give hydroxyurea to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give hydroxyurea to you, they also need to follow these steps: 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself. 3. Gently transfer the hydroxyurea from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. 7. Wash hands with soap and water. HYDROXYUREA ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for hydroxyurea. Do not mix other medications into the box with hydroxyurea. The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder . When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn. If you have any unused hydroxyurea, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of hydroxyurea. If you are traveling, put hydroxyurea in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Because hydroxyurea remains in your body for several days after it is taken, some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take hydroxyurea, it is important to follow the instructions below every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded. If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or hydroxyurea with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Drug and food interactions Hydroxyurea has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. Avoid live vaccines during treatment with hydroxyurea. Serious side effects of hydroxyurea Hydroxyurea can cause bone marrow suppression, or a decrease in the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets, which can be severe. Speak to your care provider to know when you need to have laboratory tests done to monitor your blood cell counts. Hydroxyurea may lead to a secondary malignancy, or the growth of a cancer, months or years after treatment with hydroxyurea is complete. HYDROXYUREA ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Hydroxyurea The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking hydroxyurea are listed in the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Decreased white blood cells WBCs and increased risk for infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your WBCs are low, you are at a greater risk of having an infection. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from infection. Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom. Avoid crowds and people with fevers, flu, or other infection. Bathe regularly to keep good personal hygiene. Contact your care provider if you experience any signs or symptoms of an infection: Fever temperature more than 100.4°F or 38°C Chills Sore throat Burning with urination Unusual tiredness A sore that becomes red, is draining, or does not heal Check with your care provider before taking any medicine for a fever or chills. Decreased platelet count and increased risk of bleeding Your platelets should be monitored by a simple blood test. When they are low, you may bruise or bleed more easily than usual. Use caution to avoid bruises, cuts, or burns. Blow your nose gently, and do not pick your nose. Brush your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush, and maintain good oral hygiene. When shaving, use an electronic razor instead of razor blades. Use a nail file instead of nail clippers. Call your care provider if you have bleeding that won’t stop. Examples include the following: A bloody nose that bleeds for more than five minutes despite pressure A cut that continues to ooze despite pressure Gums that bleed excessively when you floss or brush Seek medical help immediately if you experience any severe headaches, observe blood in your urine or stool, cough up blood, or experience prolonged and uncontrollable bleeding. You may need to take a break or “hold” your medication for medical or dental procedures. Talk to your care provider or dentist before any scheduled procedures. Continued on the next page HYDROXYUREA ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased hemoglobin, part of the red blood cells that carry iron and oxygen Your hemoglobin should be monitored using a blood test. When your hemoglobin is low, you may notice that you get tired or fatigued more easily. Try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Find a balance between work and rest. Stay as active as possible, but know that it is okay to rest as needed. You might notice that you are more pale than usual. Let your healthcare provider know right away if you experience any of the following: Shortness of breath Dizziness Palpitations If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking hydroxyurea. Women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of 6 months after the last dose of hydroxyurea. Men of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of one year after the last dose of hydroxyurea. Do not breastfeed while taking hydroxyurea and for one month after the last dose of hydroxyurea. Inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your hydroxyurea. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.bms.com Product prescribing information: http://packageinserts.bms.com/pi/pi droxia.pdf http://packageinserts.bms.com/pi/pi hydrea.pdf Product resources: www.bms.com/patient and caregivers.html Updated – September 8, 2017 HYDROXYUREA ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers ACCC , Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association HOPA , National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. NCODA , and Oncology Nursing Society ONS have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education OCE sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2017 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved.

Emcyt®

(N/A)

Emcyt® (Estramustine) is used to treat prostate cancer.

Emcyt® (Estramustine) is used to treat prostate cancer.

Page 1 ESTRAMUSTINE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — estramustine ES truh MUS teen Brand name — Emcyt® Approved uses Estramustine is used to treat prostate cancer. Dose and schedule Taking estramustine as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose is based on many factors, including your height and weight, overall health, and diagnosis. Estramustine should be taken on any empty stomach at least one hour before or two hours after meals. Your doctor may want you to take this medication multiple times throughout the day. Estramustine should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow estramustine, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of estramustine, do not take an extra dose or two doses at one time. Simply take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Storage and handling Handle estramustine with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store estramustine in the refrigerator 36°F–46°F . Do not freeze. Keep estramustine out of reach of children and pets. Leave estramustine in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give estramustine to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the estramustine to you, they also need to follow these steps: 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself. 3. Gently transfer the estramustine from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. 7. Wash hands with soap and water. ESTRAMUSTINE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for estramustine. Do not mix other medications into the box with estramustine. The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves. Gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder. When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn. If you have any unused estramustine, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of estramustine. If you are traveling, put your estramustine in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Since estramustine remains in your body for several days after it is taken, some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take estramustine, it is important to follow the instructions below every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded. If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or estramustine with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Drug and food interactions Estramustine has many drug interactions. Please inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over thecounter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Estramustine should be taken without food, one hour before or two hours after meals. Do not take estramustine with calcium containing antacids, such as calcium carbonate TUMS® , or calcium supplements. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. ESTRAMUSTINE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Estramustine The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking estramustine are listed in the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Breast swelling or pain in breast or nipple Notify your care provider if you are experiencing significant pain. Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values Lactate dehydrogenase Changes in some lab values may occur and will be monitored by a simple blood test. You may not feel any symptoms if the changes are mild, and they usually are not a sign of a serious problem. More severe changes may occur, which can be a sign of a serious problem. Notify your care provider if you have any of the following: Shortness of breath Chest discomfort Weakness or fatigue New aches and pains Headaches Dizziness Swelling of your legs or feet Red or brown colored urine Changes in liver function Your liver function should be checked periodically by a simple blood test. Contact your care provider if you notice any of the following: Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes Dark or brown urine Bleeding or bruising If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Men should not get a partner pregnant while taking estramustine. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of seven days after the last dose of estramustine. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. ESTRAMUSTINE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your estramustine. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product prescribing information: www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda docs/label/2008/018045s023lbl.pdf Updated – October 19, 2018 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers ACCC , Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association HOPA , National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. NCODA , and Oncology Nursing Society ONS have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education OCE sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2019 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved.

Erivedge®

(AYR-ih-vej)

Erivedge® (Vismodegib) is used to treat advanced or metastatic basal cell carcinoma.

Erivedge® (Vismodegib) is used to treat advanced or metastatic basal cell carcinoma.

Page 1 VISMODEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — vismodegib (VIS moh DEH gib) Brand name — Erivedge® (AYR ih vej) Approved uses Vismodegib is used to treat advanced or metastatic basal cell carcinoma. Dose and schedule Taking vismodegib as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose may vary, but the usual dose of vismodegib is 150 milligrams (150 mg) to be taken by mouth daily. Vismodegib can be taken with or without food, but at the same time each day. Vismodegib capsules should be taken whole and not crushed, opened, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow vismodegib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of vismodegib, do not take an extra dose or two doses at one time. Simply take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Drug and food interactions Vismodegib has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. Storage and handling Handle vismodegib with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store vismodegib at room temperature (68°F–77°F) in a dry location away from light. Keep vismodegib out of reach of children and pets. Leave vismodegib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give vismodegib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the vismodegib to you, they also need to follow these steps. 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. (Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself.) 3. Gently transfer the vismodegib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. VISMODEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 Side Effects of Vismodegib Below are common side effects that have been known to happen in about one third or more of patients taking vismodegib are listed on the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Muscle spasms • Keep a diary of your spasms, including a description of when and where the pain is occurring, what it feels like, and how long it lasts. • Stay as active as possible, but know that it is okay to rest as needed, too. • Tell your care provider if pain or spasms interfere with your activity. If the pain or spasms bother you, ask your provider what you may use to help with this discomfort. Take only medication that has been prescribed or recommended by your care provider. Hair loss (alopecia) Your hair will grow back after treatment is over. Some people choose to wear scarves, caps, or wigs. A short hair cut prior to treatment may help with the stress of hair loss. Taste changes Some people experience a metallic or bitter taste in their mouth. To help with taste changes, try the following: • Choose and prepare foods that look and smell good to you. • Use plastic utensils if food tastes like metal. • Flavor foods with spices to change taste. • Suck on mints or chew gum to mask taste. • Brush teeth before and after eating with a soft bristle toothbrush. • Avoid smoking. Notify your doctor if you are having trouble eating or are losing weight. Continued on the next page 7. Wash hands with soap and water. If a daily pill box or pill reminder will be used, contact your care team before using: • The person filling the box or reminder should wear gloves (gloves are not necessary if you are filling the box or reminder). • When empty, the box or reminder should be washed with soap and water before refilling. Be sure to wash hands with soap and water after the task is complete, whether or not gloves are worn If you have any unused vismodegib, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of vismodegib. If you are traveling, put your vismodegib’s packaging in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. VISMODEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased appetite or weight loss Talk to your care provider if you notice a sudden decrease in weight while taking this medication. When you do not feel like eating, try the following: • Eat small frequent meals instead of three large meals each day. • Keep snacks nearby so you can eat when you feel hungry. • Drink liquid nutritional supplements. • Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day, especially if you are not eating, unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. Fatigue You may be more tired than usual or have less energy. • Stay as active as possible, but know it is okay to rest as needed, too. • Try to do some activity every day. • Plan your activities, and do them at a time of day when you feel a bit more energetic. • Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Nausea or vomiting • Eat and drink slowly. • Drink 8 10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake. • Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. • Eat bland foods; avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. • Avoid vigorous exercise immediately after eating. • Don’t lie down immediately after eating. • Avoid strong odors. Let your provider know if you experience nausea or vomiting. Your provider may prescribe medication to help with the nausea or vomiting. Diarrhea (loose and/ or urgent bowel movements) Monitor how many bowel movements you have each day. • Drink 8–10 glasses of water or fluid each day unless your care provider has instructed you to limit your fluid intake because of some other health problem. • Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals. • Eat bland, low fiber foods (e.g., bananas, applesauce, potatoes, chicken, rice, toast). • Avoid high fiber foods (e.g., raw vegetables, raw fruits, whole grains). • Avoid foods that cause gas (e.g., broccoli, beans). • Avoid lactose containing foods (e.g., yogurt, milk). • Avoid spicy, fried, and greasy foods. Contact your provider if either of the following occurs: • The number of bowel movements you have in a day increases by 4 or more. • You feel dizzy or lightheaded. Your care provider may recommend an over the counter medication called loperamide (Imodium®) to help with your diarrhea, but talk to your care provider before starting this medication. VISMODEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Serious side effects of vismodegib Vismodegib can cause serious birth defects. Do not take vismodegib if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Both men and women should use effective contraception during and after vismodegib therapy. (See “Pregnancy, Sexual Activity, and Contraception” section for more detailed information.) If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: (INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO) Handling body fluids and waste Since vismodegib remains in your body for several days after it is taken, some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take vismodegib, it is important to know the following instructions every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems • You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure all waste has been discarded. • If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. • Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or vismodegib with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking vismodegib. Women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of 24 months after the last dose of vismodegib. Males should wear condoms during therapy and for a minimum of three months after the last dose of vismodegib to avoid drug exposure to pregnant partners and female partners of reproductive potential because the drug can be found in sperm. Effective contraception could include one or more of the following: oral contraceptive, barrier methods, etc. Do not breastfeed while taking vismodegib and for 24 months after the last dose of vismodegib. Men should not donate semen while taking vismodegib and for up to three months after the final dose. VISMODEGIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. (NCODA), and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education (OCE) sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2020 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved. Please inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss, but the special precautions described above are required before sexual activity. Blood product donation It is recommended that you do not donate blood or blood products (such as platelets) while receiving vismodegib and for at least 24 months after the last dose of vismodegib. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your vismodegib. (PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO) Additional resources Product website: www.erivedge.com Product prescribing information: www.gene.com/download/pdf/erivedge prescribing.pdf Product resources: www.gene.com/patients/medicines/erivedge Updated – September 11, 2020 Additional instructions

Erleada™

(er-LEE-duh)

Erleada™ (Apalutamide) is used to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Erleada™ (Apalutamide) is used to treat castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Page 1 APALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — apalutamide A puh LOO tuh mide Brand name — Erleada™ er LEE duh Approved uses Apalutamide is used to treat castration resistant prostate cancer. Dose and schedule Taking apalutamide as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose may vary, but the usual dose of apalutamide is 240 milligrams 240 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day. Apalutamide can be taken with or without food but at the same time each day. Apalutamide should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow apalutamide, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of apalutamide, do not take an extra dose or two doses at one time. Simply take your dose as soon as you remember on that day and then take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Storage and handling Handle apalutamide with care. Just like when chemotherapy is given into the vein, this drug can be toxic, and exposure of the drug to others should be limited. Store apalutamide at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep apalutamide out of reach of children and pets. Leave apalutamide in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give apalutamide to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the apalutamide to you, they also need to follow these steps. 1. Wash hands with soap and water. 2. Put on gloves to avoid touching the medication. Gloves are not necessary if you give the drug to yourself. 3. Gently transfer the apalutamide from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. 5. Remove gloves and do not use them for anything else. 6. Throw gloves and medicine cup in household trash. 7. Wash hands with soap and water. A daily pill box or pill reminder is not recommended to be used with apalutamide. If you have any unused apalutamide, do not throw it in the trash and do not flush it down the sink or toilet. Talk to your care provider or pharmacist about proper disposal of apalutamide. APALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If you are traveling, put your apalutamide in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Apalutamide remains in your body for several days after it is taken, and some of the drug may be present in urine, stool, sweat, or vomit. Once you have started to take apalutamide, it is important to know the following instructions every day for as long as your treatment lasts. This is to keep yourself, loved ones, and the environment as safe as possible. Pregnant women should avoid touching anything that may be soiled with body fluids from the patient. Toilet and septic systems You may use the same toilet, septic tank, and/or sewer that you usually use. If you have a low flow toilet, close the lid and flush twice to ensure that all waste has been discarded. If the toilet or toilet seat becomes soiled with urine, stool, or vomit, clean the surfaces before other people use the toilet. Wash hands with soap and water after using the toilet. If you need a bedpan, be sure your caregiver knows to wear gloves to assist with cleanup and to wash the bedpan with soap and water every day. If you do not have good control of bladder or bowels, use a disposable pad with a plastic back, a diaper, or a sheet to absorb body waste. Wash any skin that has been exposed to body waste or apalutamide with soap and water. Linens or clothing that are soiled with body fluids or body waste should be washed separately from other linens and clothing. If you do not have a washer, place the soiled linens in a plastic bag until they can be washed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching linens or clothing that may be soiled with body fluids. Drug and food interactions Apalutamide has many drug interactions. Please inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interact with apalutamide; avoid eating or drinking these during treatment with apalutamide. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. APALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Apalutamide The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking apalutamide are listed in the left side of this table. You MAY NOT experience these side effects. Options to help manage any side effects that do occur are included on the right side of this table. These should be discussed with your care provider. If you experience any side effect you cannot manage or that is not listed here, contact your care provider. Possible Side Effect Management Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values High cholesterol levels High glucose levels High tryglyceride levels High potassium levels Changes in some lab values may occur and will be monitored by a simple blood test. You may not feel any symptoms if the changes are mild, and they usually are not a sign of a serious problem. More severe changes may occur, which can be a sign of a serious problem. Notify your care provider if you have any of the following: Shortness of breath Chest discomfort Weakness or fatigue New aches and pains Headaches Dizziness Swelling of your legs or feet Red or brown colored urine Decreased hemoglobin, part of the red blood cells that carry iron and oxygen Your hemoglobin should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your hemoglobin is low, you may notice that you get tired or fatigued more easily. Try to get 7–8 hours of sleep per night. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. Find a balance between work and rest. Stay as active as possible, but know that it is okay to rest as needed. You might notice that you are more pale than usual. Let your care provider know right away if you experience any of the following: Shortness of breath Dizziness Palpitations Continued on the next page APALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Decreased white blood cells WBCs and increased risk for infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your WBCs are low, you are at a greater risk of having an infection. Take the following precautions to protect yourself from infection. Wash your hands often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom. Avoid crowds and people with fevers, flu, or other infection. Bathe regularly to keep good personal hygiene. Contact your care provider if you experience any signs or symptoms of an infection: Fever temperature more than 100.4°F or 38°C Chills Sore throat Burning with urination Unusual tiredness A sore that becomes red, is draining, or does not heal Check with your care provider before taking any medicine for a fever or chills. Fatigue You may be more tired than usual or have less energy. Stay as active as possible, but know it is okay to rest as needed. Try to do some activity every day. Plan your activities, and do them at a time of day when you feel a bit more energetic. Avoid operating heavy machinery if you feel too tired. If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Men who have a pregnant partner should use a condom during intercourse, both during therapy and for a minimum of three months after the last dose of apalutamide. Men should use effective contraception to avoid getting a woman pregnant and should avoid donating sperm during treatment and for three months after treatment is complete. Do not breastfeed while taking apalutamide and for one month after the last dose of apalutamide. Please inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss. Special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. APALUTAMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your apalutamide. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.erleada.com Product prescribing information: www.janssenlabels.com/package insert/product monograph/prescribing information/ERLEADA pi.pdf Product resources: www.janssencarepath.com/hcp/erleada Updated – May 7, 2018 Additional instructions Important notice: The Association of Community Cancer Centers ACCC , Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association HOPA , National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, Inc. NCODA , and Oncology Nursing Society ONS have collaborated in gathering information for and developing this patient education guide. This guide represents a brief summary of the medication derived from information provided by the drug manufacturer and other resources. This guide does not cover all existing information related to the possible uses, directions, doses, precautions, warnings, interactions, adverse effects, or risks associated with this medication and should not substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Provision of this guide is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of this medication by ACCC, HOPA, NCODA, or ONS, who assume no liability for and cannot ensure the accuracy of the information presented. The collaborators are not making any representations with respect to the medications whatsoever, and any and all decisions, with respect to such medications, are at the sole risk of the individual consuming the medication. All decisions related to taking this medication should be made with the guidance and under the direction of a qualified healthcare professional. Permission: Oral Chemotherapy Education OCE sheets are provided as a free educational resource for patients with cancer in need of concise, easy to understand information about oral cancer drugs. Healthcare providers are permitted to copy and distribute the sheets to patients as well as direct patients to the OCE website for information. However, commercial reproduction or reuse, as well as rebranding or reposting of any type, are strictly prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. Please email permission requests and licensing inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Copyright © 2018 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved.

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