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Inlyta®

(in-LY-tuh)

Inlyta® (Axitinib) is for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma after failure of one prior systemic therapy

Inlyta® (Axitinib) is for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma after failure of one prior systemic therapy

Page 1 CERITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — ceritinib seh RIH tih nib Brand name — Zykadia® zy KAY dee uh Approved uses Ceritinib is used to treat metastatic non small cell lung cancer NSCLC that has a genetic mutation of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase ALK gene. Dose and schedule Taking ceritinib 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 ceritinib is 750 milligrams 750 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day. Ceritinib should be taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before or two hours after a meal or snack , but at the same time each day. Ceritinib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow ceritinib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of ceritinib: 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 ceritinib 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 ceritinib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep ceritinib out of reach of children and pets. Leave ceritinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, give ceritinib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give ceritinib 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 ceritinib 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. CERITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 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 ceritinib. Do not mix other medications into the box with ceritinib. 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 ceritinib, 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 ceritinib. If you are traveling, put your ceritinib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Since ceritinib 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 ceritinib, 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 ceritinib 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 foodPage 1 AXITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — axitinib AK sih TIH nib Brand name — Inlyta® in LY tuh Approved uses Axitinib is used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer renal cell carcinoma . Dose and schedule Taking axitinib 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 axitinib is 5 milligrams 5 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time twice daily about 12 hours apart . Axitinib can be taken with or without food with a full glass of water, but at the same time each day. Axitinib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow axitinib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of axitinib, 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. If you need to have surgery, tell your care provider you are taking axitinib. Axitinib may need to be stopped until your wound heals after some surgeries. Storage and handling Handle axitinib 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 axitinib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep axitinib out of reach of children and pets. Leave axitinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, give axitinib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give axitinib 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 axitinib 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. AXITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for axitinib. Do not mix other medications into the box with axitinib. 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 axitinib, 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 axitinib. If you are traveling, put your axitinib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Because axitinib 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 axitinib, 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 axitinib 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 Axitinib has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interact with axitinib. Avoid eating or drinking these during treatment with axitinib. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements or receiving any vaccines. AXITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Axitinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking axitinib 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. 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 Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values Low bicarbonate levels 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 Continued on the next page AXITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Increased blood pressure Routinely take your blood pressure. Record your blood pressure in a journal/diary and report these to your physician. Contact your care provider for high blood pressure or if the following symptoms occur: Headache Dizziness Chest pain Shortness of breath Fluid retention, weight gain, or swelling 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. 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. 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 Continued on the next page AXITINIB 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. 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. Voice changes or hoarseness These changes are not permanent and should go away during the time you are not taking the medication. 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 If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO AXITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 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. Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant, and men should not get a partner pregnant, while taking axitinib. 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 axitinib. Do not breastfeed while taking axitinib and for one month after the last dose of axitinib. 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 axitinib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.inlyta.com Product prescribing information: http://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?id=759 Product resources: www.inlyta.com/cancer resources Updated – November 27, 2017 Additional instructions interactions Ceritinib has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Ceritinib should be taken on an empty stomach at least one hour before or two hours after a meal or snack . Grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interact with ceritinib; avoid eating or drinking these during treatment with ceritinib. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. CERITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Ceritinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking ceritinib 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 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 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 Continued on the next page CERITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 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. 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 Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values High glucose levels High amylase levels Low phosphorous 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 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. Continued on the next page CERITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management Abdominal pain Abdominal pain or discomfort may occur. Report any serious pain or symptoms to your care provider immediately. If these side effects occur with nausea and vomiting, you might have inflammation of your pancreas pancreatitis . 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. 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 ceritinib. Women of reproductive potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of six months after the last dose of ceritinib. Men with female partners of reproductive potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of three months after the last dose of ceritinib. Do not breastfeed while taking ceritinib and for two weeks after the last dose of ceritinib. 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 ceritinib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO CERITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 Additional resources Product website: www.us.zykadia.com Product prescribing information: www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/ zykadia.pdf Product resources: www.us.zykadia.com/patient support/financial resources Updated – November 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 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.

Iressa®

(i-REH-suh)

Iressa® (Gefitinib) is used to treat adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has a genetic mutation called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).

Iressa® (Gefitinib) is used to treat adults with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has a genetic mutation called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).

Page 1 GEFITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — gefitinib geh FIH tih nib Brand name — Iressa® i REH suh Approved uses Gefitinib is used to treat adults with metastatic non small cell lung cancer NSCLC that has a genetic mutation called epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR . Dose and schedule Taking gefitinib 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 gefitinib is 250 milligrams 250 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day. Gefitinib can be taken with or without food at the same time each day. Gefitinib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow gefitinib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of gefitinib: – 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 your 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 notify your care provider about any missed doses. Storage and handling Handle gefitinib 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 gefitinib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep gefitinib out of reach of children and pets. Leave gefitinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give gefitinib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the gefitinib 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 gefitinib 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. GEFITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for gefitinib. Do not mix other medications into the box with gefitinib. 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 gefitinib, 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 gefitinib. If you are traveling, put your gefitinib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Gefitinib 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 gefitinib, 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 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 gefitinib 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 Gefitinib has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interact with gefitinib, so avoid eating or drinking these during treatment with gefitinib. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements or receiving any vaccines. GEFITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Gefitinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking gefitinib 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 Acne like rash A rash that looks like acne may develop 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 surrounding area clean and dry. Check with your care provider before using anything to treat the rash. Do not use over the counter acne treatments, such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, or 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 the hours of 10 am through 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 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 Kidney damage Your care provider will monitor your kidney function by checking the amount of protein in your urine. If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO GEFITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking gefitinib. 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 gefitinib. Do not breastfeed while taking gefitinib and for two weeks after the last dose of gefitinib. Inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss, but special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy. You are encouraged to talk to your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your gefitinib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.iressa usa.com Product prescribing information: www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda docs/label/2015/206995s000lbl.pdf Product resources: www.iressa usa.com/lung cancer support/nsclc resources.html Updated – February 4, 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.

Ivosidenib

(I-voh-SIH-deh-nib)

Ivosidenib (Tibsovo®) is used to treat patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with an isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH-1) mutation.

Ivosidenib (Tibsovo®) is used to treat patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with an isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH-1) mutation.

Page 1 IVOSIDENIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — ivosidenib I voh SIH deh nib Brand name — Tibsovo® tib SOH voh Approved uses Ivosidenib is used to treat patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia AML with an isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 IDH 1 mutation. Dose and schedule Taking ivosidenib 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 ivosidenib is 500 milligrams 500 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day. Ivosidenib can be taken with or without food but at the same time each day. Avoid consuming a high fat meal while taking a dose of ivosidenib. Ivosidenib should be swallowed whole. Do not crush, cut, or dissolve the tablet. If you are unable to swallow ivosidenib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you vomit immediately after taking ivosidenib, do not take a replacement dose. Wait until the next scheduled dose. If a dose of ivosidenib is missed, take a dose as soon as possible, as long as it is at least 12 hours prior to the next scheduled dose. Be sure to write down if you miss a dose and let your care provider know about any missed doses. Storage and handling Handle ivosidenib 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 ivosidenib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep ivosidenib out of reach of children and pets. Whenever possible, you should give ivosidenib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the ivosidenib 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 ivosidenib 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. IVOSIDENIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for ivosidenib. Do not mix other medications into the box with ivosidenib. 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 ivosidenib, 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 ivosidenib. If you are traveling, put your ivosidenib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Ivosidenib 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 ivosidenib, 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 ivosidenib 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 Ivosidenib 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 ivosidenib; avoid eating or drinking these during treatment with ivosidenib. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. Serious side effects Ivosidenib can cause differentiation syndrome, which is a condition that affects your blood cells and may be lifethreatening. Differentiation syndrome has happened as early as one day and up to three months after starting ivosidenib. Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency room right away if you develop any of the following symptoms of differentiation syndrome while taking ivosidenib: fever, cough, trouble breathing, rash, decreased urination, dizziness or lightheadness, rapid weight gain, and swelling of your arms or legs. IVOSIDENIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Ivosidenib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking ivosidenib 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 Increased white blood cell count leukocytosis Increased uric acid levels Low magnesium levels Low potassium 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 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 IVOSIDENIB 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/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 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. 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. 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. Continued on the next page IVOSIDENIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management 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 or weakness 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 it is okay to rest as needed. Tell your care provider if pain interferes with your activity. If the pain or weakness 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 Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking ivosidenib. Women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of one month after the last dose of ivosidenib. Men of reproductive age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of one month after the last dose of ivosidenib. Do not breastfeed while taking ivosidenib and for one month after the last dose of ivosidenib. 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. IBRUTINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 IVOSIDENIB Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your ivosidenib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.tibsovo.com Product prescribing information: www.tibsovo.com/pdf/prescribinginformation.pdf Product resources: 1 844 409 1141 Updated – July 31, 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.

Ixazomib

(ik-SA-zoh-mib)

Ixazomib (Ninlaro®) is for the treatment of multiple myeloma (in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone) in patients who have received at least one prior therapy

Ixazomib (Ninlaro®) is for the treatment of multiple myeloma (in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone) in patients who have received at least one prior therapy

Page 1 IXAZOMIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — ixazomib ik SA zoh mib Brand name — Ninlaro® nin LAR oh Approved uses Ixazomib is used to treat multiple myeloma MM in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone. Dose and schedule Taking ixazomib as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. While capsules come in different strengths 4 mg, 3 mg, and 2.3 mg , the usual dose of ixazomib is 4 milligrams 4 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once weekly for 3 weeks, followed by a 1 week break i.e., on days 1, 8, and 15 of a 28 day cycle . Ixazomib should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal or snack , but at the same time of day. Ixazomib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow ixazomib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of ixazomib: Only take the missed dose if the next scheduled dose is at least 72 hours 3 days away. Then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not take the missed dose if it is within 72 hours 3 days of the next scheduled dose. 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 ixazomib 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 ixazomib at room temperature 68°F to 77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep ixazomib out of reach of children and pets. Leave ixazomib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give ixazomib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the ixazomib 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 ixazomib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. IXAZOMIB 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. A daily pill box is not recommended to be used with ixazomib. If you have any unused ixazomib, 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 ixazomib. If you are traveling, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or healthcare provider if any additional travel precautions are needed as capsules are to remain in the packaging. Handling body fluids and waste Since ixazomib 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 ixazomib, 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 ixazomib 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 Ixazomib has many drug interactions, please inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Ixazomib should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal or snack . Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. IXAZOMIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Ixazomib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking ixazomib 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 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. 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. IXAZOMIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 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 ixazomib. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of 90 days after the last dose of ixazomib. Women using hormonal contraceptives should also use a barrier method of contraception. Do not breastfeed while taking ixazomib and for 90 days after the last dose of ixazomib. 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, 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. Constipation 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. Stay active and exercise, if possible. Eat foods high in fiber like raw fruits and vegetables. Contact your care provider if you have not had a bowel movement in 3 or more days. A daily stool softener, such as docusate Colace® , and/or laxative, such as senna Senakot® , may be helpful. If these do not help within 48 hours, tell your provider. IXAZOMIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 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 © 2018 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. All rights reserved. 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 ixazomib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.ninlaro.com Product prescribing information: https://www.ninlaro.com/prescribing information.pdf Product resources: https://www.ninlaro.com/financial resources Updated – March 14, 2018 Additional instructions

Jakafi®

(JA-kah-fy)

Jakafi® (Ruxolitinib) is used to treat patients with myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera.

Jakafi® (Ruxolitinib) is used to treat patients with myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera.

Page 1 RUXOLITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — Ruxolitinib RUK soh LI ti nib Brand name — Jakafi® JA kah fy Approved uses Ruxolitinib is used to treat patients with myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera. Dose and schedule Taking ruxolitinib 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 ruxolitinib is 5 milligrams 5 mg to 25 milligrams 25 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time twice a day. Ruxolitinib can be taken with or without food but at the same time each day. Ruxolitinib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow ruxolitinib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of ruxolitinib, 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 ruxolitinib 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 ruxolitinib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep ruxolitinib out of reach of children and pets. Leaving ruxolitinib in the original packaging is preferred. Whenever possible, give ruxolitinib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give ruxolitinib to you, they may 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 ruxolitinib 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. RUXOLITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for ruxolitinib. Do not mix other medications into the box with ruxolitinib. 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 ruxolitinib, 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 ruxolitinib. If you are traveling, put your ruxolitinib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Because ruxolitinib 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 ruxolitinib, 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 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 ruxolitinib 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 Ruxolitinib has many 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 ruxolitinib; avoid eating or drinking these during your treatment with ruxolitinib. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. RUXOLITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Ruxolitinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking ruxolitinib 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 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, 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. 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 RUXOLITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Changes in electrolytes and other laboratory values High cholesterol 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 in 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 ruxolitinib. 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 ruxolitinib. Do not breastfeed while taking ruxolitinib and for two weeks after the last dose of ruxolitinib. 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 ruxolitinib, and you are encouraged to ask your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your ruxolitinib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO RUXOLITINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Additional resources Product website: www.jakafi.com Product prescribing information: www..jakafi.com/pdf/prescribing information.pdf Product resources: www.jakafi.com/support and resources.aspx Updated — July 11, 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.

Kisqali®

(kis-Kah-lee)

Kisqali® (Ribociclib) is used to treat hormone receptor–positive (HR+) or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–negative (HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer. It is used in combination with an aromatase inhibitor.

Kisqali® (Ribociclib) is used to treat hormone receptor–positive (HR+) or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–negative (HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer. It is used in combination with an aroma...

Page 1 RIBOCICLIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — ribociclib RY boh SY klib Brand name — Kisqali® kis Kah lee Approved uses Ribociclib is used to treat hormone receptor–positive HR+ or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–negative HER2 advanced or metastatic breast cancer. It is used in combination with an aromatase inhibitor. Dose and schedule Taking ribociclib 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 ribociclib is 600 milligrams 600 mg to be taken by mouth once daily for 21 consecutive days followed by 7 days off treatment. Ribociclib can be taken with or without food, at the same time each day, preferably in the morning. Ribociclib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, opened, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow ribociclib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of ribociclib, 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 ribociclib 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 ribociclib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep ribociclib out of reach of children and pets. Leave ribociclib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give ribociclib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give ribociclib 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 ribociclib 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 ribociclib. If you have any unused ribociclib, 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 ribociclib. RIBOCICLIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If you are traveling, put your ribociclib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Since ribociclib 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 ribociclib, 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 ribociclib 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 Ribociclib has many drug interactions, please inform your care provider of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products that you are taking. Grapefruit, pomegranate, grapefruit juice, or pomegranate juice may interact with ribociclib; avoid eating or drinking these during treatment with ribociclib. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. RIBOCICLIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Ribociclib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking ribociclib 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 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. 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 Continued on the next page RIBOCICLIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 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 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 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. 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 any of the following occur: 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 RIBOCICLIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management 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 stress of hair loss. 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 ribociclib. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a minimum of three weeks after the last dose of ribociclib. Do not breastfeed while taking ribociclib and for three weeks after the last dose of ribociclib. 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 ribociclib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.us.kisqali.com/metastatic breast cancer Product prescribing information: www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/ kisqali.pdf Product resources: www.us.kisqali.com/metastatic breast cancer/patient support/financial resources Updated — March 14, 2018 RIBOCICLIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 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.

Lapatinib

(luh-PA-tih-nib)

Lapatinib (Tykerb®) is used in combination to treat advanced or metastatic breast cancer that overexpresses human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor. It is used in combination with capecitabine or letrozole.

Lapatinib (Tykerb®) is used in combination to treat advanced or metastatic breast cancer that overexpresses human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) receptor. It is used in combination with capecitabi...

Page 1 LAPATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — lapatinib luh PA tih nib Brand name — Tykerb® TY kerb Approved uses Lapatinib is used in combination to treat advanced or metastatic breast cancer that overexpresses human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 HER2 receptor. It is used in combination with capecitabine or letrozole. Dose and schedule Taking lapatinib 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 lapatinib is from 1,250 milligrams 1,250 mg to 1,500 milligrams 1,500 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day. Lapatinib should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 1 hour after a meal or snack at the same time each day. Lapatinib should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow lapatinib, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of lapatinib, 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 lapatinib 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 lapatinib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep lapatinib out of reach of children and pets. Leave lapatinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give lapatinib to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the lapatinib 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 lapatinib 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. LAPATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for lapatinib. Do not mix other medications into the box with lapatinib. 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 lapatinib, 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 lapatinib. If you are traveling, put your lapatinib in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Lapatinib 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 lapatinib, 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 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 lapatinib 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 Lapatinib has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Lapatinib should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 1 hour after a meal or snack . Grapefruit or grapefruit juice may interact with lapatinib, so avoid eating or drinking these during treatment with lapatinib. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements or receiving any vaccines. Serious side effects Lapatinib can cause liver toxicity. Liver toxicity can be severe and deaths have been reported. LAPATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Lapatinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking lapatinib 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. 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 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. 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, too. 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 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 LAPATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Pain or discomfort on hands and/or feet Hand and foot syndrome HFS is a skin reaction that appears on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It can appear as a rash, peeling skin, or a “pins and needles” sensation. Let your care provider know right away if you experience this side effect. To prevent HFS, you can: Keep hands and feet moisturized. Avoid hot showers or baths that may dry out the skin. Avoid tight fitting shoes or socks. Rash or itchy skin 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 from 10 am to 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 that has at least SPF 30. If your rash or itching continues to worsen, contact your care provider. 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 to help with the nausea or vomiting. If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO LAPATINIB 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 lapatinib. Men and women of childbearing age and potential should use effective contraception during therapy and for a month after the last dose of lapatinib. Do not breastfeed while taking lapatinib and for one month after the last dose of lapatinib. Inform your care provider if you become pregnant. It is safe to hug and kiss, but special precautions may be needed for sexual activity while on oral chemotherapy. You are encouraged to talk to your care provider. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your lapatinib. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.hcp.novartis.com/products/tykerb/ Product prescribing information: www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/tykerb.pdf Product resources: www.hcp.novartis.com/products/tykerb/her2 abc mbc/patient resources/ Updated – January 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

Lenalidomide

(leh-nuh-LIH-doh-mide)

Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) is used to treat adult patients with certain types of blood cancers, including mantle cell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndrome. It may be used in combination with another medication, dexamethasone.

Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) is used to treat adult patients with certain types of blood cancers, including mantle cell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndrome. It may be used in combination with ano...

Page 1 LENALIDOMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — lenalidomide leh nuh LIH doh mide Brand name — Revlimid® REV lih mid Approved uses Lenalidomide is used to treat adult patients with certain types of blood cancers, including mantle cell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndrome. It may be used in combination with another medication, dexamethasone. Dose and schedule Taking lenalidomide as instructed is important to allow your treatment to be as effective as possible, so here are some key points to remember. Your dose of lenalidomide will be determined by your overall health, diagnosis, and individual treatment needs. Lenalidomide is to be taken by mouth one time per day. Lenalidomide can be taken with or without food but at the same time each day. Lenalidomide should be taken whole and not opened, crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow lenalidomide, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of lenalidomide: 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 lenalidomide 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 lenalidomide at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light. Keep lenalidomide out of reach of children and pets. Leave lenalidomide in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, give lenalidomide to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give lenalidomide 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 lenalidomide from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup. 4. Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water. LENALIDOMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 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 lenalidomide. Do not mix other medications into the box with lenalidomide. 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 lenalidomide, 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 lenalidomide. If you are traveling, put your lenalidomide in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Since lenalidomide 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 lenalidomide, 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 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 lenalidomide 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 Lenalidomide has many drug interactions. Inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products that you are taking. Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. LENALIDOMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Lenalidomide The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking lenalidomide 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 of infection Your WBCs should be monitored by a simple blood test. When your WBCs are low, you are at a greater risk for 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 fever or chills. Continued on the next page Serious side effects Lenalidomide can cause serious birth defects. Do not take lenalidomide if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Lenalidomide can lower your white blood cells and your platelets, increasing your risk of infection and bleeding. Lenalidomide can increase your risk for a blood clot. LENALIDOMIDE 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. Diarrhea loose and/ or urgent bowel movements Monitor how many bowel movements you have each day. Drink 8–10 glasses of water/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 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 LENALIDOMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 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 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. Constipation 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. Stay active and exercise, if possible. Eat foods high in fiber like raw fruits and vegetables. Contact your care provider if you have not had a bowel movement in three or more days. Your care provider may recommend over the counter medications to help with your constipation. A daily stool softener such as docusate Colace® and/or laxative such as senna Senakot® may be helpful. If these do not help within 48 hours, tell your provider. Continued on the next page LENALIDOMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect, call your physician or healthcare center immediately: INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Possible Side Effect Management Rash or itchy skin 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 because 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 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. If your rash or itching continues to worsen, contact your care provider. Back pain and muscle pain or spasms 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 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 pain medication only that has been prescribed or recommended by your care provider. 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. LENALIDOMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 7 Pregnancy, sexual activity, and contraception Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking lenalidomide, during any treatment breaks, and for at least four weeks after stopping this medication. Do not take lenalidomide if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Lenalidomide can cause serious birth defects. If you think you might be pregnant, notify your care provider right away. Women of childbearing age and potential must have two negative pregnancy tests prior to starting lenalidomide and will need to repeat this test with each cycle or sooner. Women of childbearing age and potential should use two forms of birth control or go without having sex during treatment with lenalidomide and for at least four weeks after stopping treatment. Men who are taking lenalidomide must always wear a latex or synthetic condom during sex, during treatment breaks, and for at least four weeks after stopping lenalidomide because the drug can be found in sperm. Notify your care provider if you have unprotected sex with a woman. Do not donate sperm while taking lenalidomide, during treatment breaks, and for four weeks after stopping this medication. Do not breastfeed while taking lenalidomide and for four weeks after the last dose of lenalidomide. 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 lenalidomide and for at least four weeks after your last dose of lenalidomide. Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your lenalidomide. Lenalidomide is available only through a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy REMS program, and prescribers, patients, and pharmacies must be certified with this REMS program. Only a 28 day supply of medication can be obtained from the pharmacy at one time, and this medication is not eligible for automatic refills. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website: www.revlimid.com Product prescribing information: www.celgene.com/content/uploads/revlimid pi.pdf Product resources: www.celgenepatientsupport.com Updated — September 8, 2017 LENALIDOMIDE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 8 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. Additional instructions

Lenvatinib

(len-VA-tih-nib)

Lenvatinib (Lenvima®) is used to treat advanced thyroid cancer and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), given in combination with another medication, everolimus (Afinitor®).

Lenvatinib (Lenvima®) is used to treat advanced thyroid cancer and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), given in combination with another medication, everolimus (Afinitor®).

Page 1 LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — lenvatinib len VA tih nib Brand name — Lenvima® len Vee muh Approved uses Lenvatinib is used to treat advanced thyroid cancer and renal cell carcinoma kidney cancer given in combination with another medication everolimus Afinitor® Dose and schedule Taking lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib is 24 milligrams 24 mg for thyroid cancer and 18 mg for kidney cancer to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once daily o Lenvatinib can be taken with or without food but should be taken at the same time each day o Lenvatinib should be taken whole and not crushed cut or dissolved without proper instructions If you are unable to swallow lenvatinib talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options o If you miss a dose of lenvatinib Take the missed dose only 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 your 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 lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light o Keep lenvatinib out of reach of children and pets o Leave lenvatinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken o Whenever possible give lenvatinib to yourself and follow the steps below If a family member friend or caregiver needs to give lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup 4 Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 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 o If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used a separate one should be used for lenvatinib Do not mix other medications into the box with lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib o If you are traveling put your lenvatinib in a sealed plastic bag Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed Handling body fluids and waste Lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib 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 Lenvatinib 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 LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Lenvatinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking lenvatinib 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 Increased blood pressure Routinely take your blood pressure Record your blood pressure readings in a journal/diary and report them 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 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 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 LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Muscle or joint pain or weakness 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 or weakness bothers you ask your provider how you may ease this discomfort Take only pain medication that has been prescribed or recommended by your care provider 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 Decreased appetite or weight loss Talk to your provider if you notice a decrease in your weight while taking this medication When you don’t feel like eating try the following Eat 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 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 four times a day after eating and at bedtime For example you can use 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 LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management Headache Ask your provider what you may use to ease headaches Contact your care provider immediately if your headache Follows a head injury Is severe especially if it starts suddenly Does not go away after three days Is associated with vomiting visual disturbance neck stiffness drowsiness confusion made worse by coughing or lowering the head rash weakness in an arm or leg or numbness Abdominal pain Abdominal pain or discomfort may occur Report any serious pain or symptoms to your care provider immediately Fluid retention or swelling Do not stand for long periods of time Keep your legs elevated when sitting or lying down Avoid eating salty foods which can increase swelling Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing and shoes Weigh yourself daily Contact your care 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 a week Cough or shortness of breath A cough that does not produce any mucous or congestion relief dry cough may occur while taking this medication If you experience any breathing problems or shortness of breath notify your care provider immediately This may be a serious side effect of the medication 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 peeling skin and 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 try the following Soak your feet in a water bath with Epsom salts and gently pumice any callused skin Exfoliate and moisturize hands and feet Avoid tight shoes or socks Use cushioning i e gloves when doing activities that increase pressure on the palms of your hands Kidney damage Your care provider will monitor your kidney function by checking the amount of protein in your urine LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 Pregnancy sexual activity and contraception o Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking lenvatinib which could cause fetal harm 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 lenvatinib o Do not breastfeed while taking lenvatinib and for two weeks after the last dose of lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib and you are encouraged to ask your care provider Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your lenvatinib PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect call your physician or healthcare center immediately INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Possible Side Effect Management Increased risk for bleeding You may be at higher risk for bleeding and 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 a nail clippers Call your care provider if you have bleeding that won’t stop Examples include 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 blood in your urine or stool coughing up blood or prolonged or uncontrolled bleeding Voice changes or hoarseness These changes are not permanent and should go away during the time you are not taking the medication ABIRATERONE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 7 LENVATINIB 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 Contact@NCODA org Copyright © 2017 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association All rights reserved Additional instructions Additional resources Product website http //www lenvima com Product prescribing information http //www lenvima com/pdfs/prescribing information pdf Product resources http //www lenvima com/RAI R differentiated thyroid cancer/resources Updated – August 27 2017

Lenvima®

(len-Vee-muh)

Lenvima® (Lenvatinib) is used to treat advanced thyroid cancer and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), given in combination with another medication, everolimus (Afinitor®).

Lenvima® (Lenvatinib) is used to treat advanced thyroid cancer and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), given in combination with another medication, everolimus (Afinitor®).

Page 1 LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — lenvatinib len VA tih nib Brand name — Lenvima® len Vee muh Approved uses Lenvatinib is used to treat advanced thyroid cancer and renal cell carcinoma kidney cancer given in combination with another medication everolimus Afinitor® Dose and schedule Taking lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib is 24 milligrams 24 mg for thyroid cancer and 18 mg for kidney cancer to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once daily o Lenvatinib can be taken with or without food but should be taken at the same time each day o Lenvatinib should be taken whole and not crushed cut or dissolved without proper instructions If you are unable to swallow lenvatinib talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options o If you miss a dose of lenvatinib Take the missed dose only 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 your 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 lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light o Keep lenvatinib out of reach of children and pets o Leave lenvatinib in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken o Whenever possible give lenvatinib to yourself and follow the steps below If a family member friend or caregiver needs to give lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib from its package to a small medicine or other disposable cup 4 Administer the medicine immediately by mouth with water LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 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 o If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used a separate one should be used for lenvatinib Do not mix other medications into the box with lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib o If you are traveling put your lenvatinib in a sealed plastic bag Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed Handling body fluids and waste Lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib 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 Lenvatinib 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 LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Lenvatinib The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking lenvatinib 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 Increased blood pressure Routinely take your blood pressure Record your blood pressure readings in a journal/diary and report them 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 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 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 LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 Possible Side Effect Management Muscle or joint pain or weakness 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 or weakness bothers you ask your provider how you may ease this discomfort Take only pain medication that has been prescribed or recommended by your care provider 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 Decreased appetite or weight loss Talk to your provider if you notice a decrease in your weight while taking this medication When you don’t feel like eating try the following Eat 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 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 four times a day after eating and at bedtime For example you can use 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 LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Possible Side Effect Management Headache Ask your provider what you may use to ease headaches Contact your care provider immediately if your headache Follows a head injury Is severe especially if it starts suddenly Does not go away after three days Is associated with vomiting visual disturbance neck stiffness drowsiness confusion made worse by coughing or lowering the head rash weakness in an arm or leg or numbness Abdominal pain Abdominal pain or discomfort may occur Report any serious pain or symptoms to your care provider immediately Fluid retention or swelling Do not stand for long periods of time Keep your legs elevated when sitting or lying down Avoid eating salty foods which can increase swelling Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing and shoes Weigh yourself daily Contact your care 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 a week Cough or shortness of breath A cough that does not produce any mucous or congestion relief dry cough may occur while taking this medication If you experience any breathing problems or shortness of breath notify your care provider immediately This may be a serious side effect of the medication 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 peeling skin and 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 try the following Soak your feet in a water bath with Epsom salts and gently pumice any callused skin Exfoliate and moisturize hands and feet Avoid tight shoes or socks Use cushioning i e gloves when doing activities that increase pressure on the palms of your hands Kidney damage Your care provider will monitor your kidney function by checking the amount of protein in your urine LENVATINIB ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 6 Pregnancy sexual activity and contraception o Women should not become pregnant and men should not get a partner pregnant while taking lenvatinib which could cause fetal harm 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 lenvatinib o Do not breastfeed while taking lenvatinib and for two weeks after the last dose of lenvatinib 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 lenvatinib and you are encouraged to ask your care provider Obtaining medication Talk with your care provider about how to obtain your lenvatinib PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO If you experience ANY uncontrolled side effect call your physician or healthcare center immediately INSTITUTIONAL CONTACT INFO Possible Side Effect Management Increased risk for bleeding You may be at higher risk for bleeding and 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 a nail clippers Call your care provider if you have bleeding that won’t stop Examples include 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 blood in your urine or stool coughing up blood or prolonged or uncontrolled bleeding Voice changes or hoarseness These changes are not permanent and should go away during the time you are not taking the medication ABIRATERONE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 7 LENVATINIB 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 Contact@NCODA org Copyright © 2017 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association All rights reserved Additional instructions Additional resources Product website http //www lenvima com Product prescribing information http //www lenvima com/pdfs/prescribing information pdf Product resources http //www lenvima com/RAI R differentiated thyroid cancer/resources Updated – August 27 2017

Letrozole

(LEH-truh-zole)

Letrozole (Femara®) is used in the treatment of certain types of hormone-dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Letrozole (Femara®) is used in the treatment of certain types of hormone-dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Page 1 LETROZOLE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — letrozole LEH truh zole Brand name — Femara® FEH muh ruh Approved uses Letrozole is used in the treatment of certain types of hormone dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women Dose and schedule Taking letrozole 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 letrozole is 2 5 milligrams 2 5 mg to be taken by mouth at a scheduled time once a day o Letrozole can be taken with or without food but at the same time each day o Letrozole should be taken whole and not crushed cut or dissolved If you are unable to swallow letrozole talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options o If you miss a dose of letrozole 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 letrozole 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 letrozole at room temperature 68°F–77°F in a dry location away from light o Keep letrozole out of reach of children and pets o Leave letrozole in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken o Whenever possible give letrozole to yourself and follow the steps below If a family member friend or caregiver needs to give letrozole 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 letrozole 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 LETROZOLE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 o If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used a separate one should be used for letrozole Do not mix other medications into the box with letrozole 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 letrozole 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 letrozole o If you are traveling put your letrozole in a sealed plastic bag Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed Handling body fluids and waste Because letrozole 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 letrozole 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 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 letrozole 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 Letrozole has many drug interactions Inform your care providers of all prescription medications over the counter medications vitamins and herbal products o Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements or receiving any vaccines LETROZOLE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Letrozole The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking letrozole 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 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 or feet Red or brown colored urine Hot flashes sudden sweating and feelings of warmth If hot flashes are bothersome Mild regular exercise program may help Consult first with your care provider Try staying in a cool environment Wear layers so that you can remove outer layers when experiencing a hot flash Avoid or limit caffeine spicy food alcohol and stress which may worsen hot flashes Inform your care provider if your hot flashes are bothersome as there may be medications that can help Muscle or joint pain or weakness 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 or weakness bothers you ask your provider how you may ease this discomfort Take only pain medication that has been prescribed or recommended by your care provider LETROZOLE ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 4 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 letrozole 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 letrozole o Do not breastfeed while taking letrozole and for one month after the last dose of letrozole 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 oral chemotherapy and you are encouraged to ask your care provider Obtaining medication o Talk with your care provider about the process for obtaining your letrozole PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product website www femara com Product prescribing information www pharma us novartis com/sites/www pharma us novartis com/files/ Femara pdf Updated – September 3 2017 LETROZOLE 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 Contact@NCODA org Copyright © 2017 by Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association All rights reserved

Leukeran®

(LOO-keh-run)

Leukeran® (Chlorambucil) is used to treat adult patients with certain types of lymphomas and leukemias, specifically:

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Giant follicular lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s disease

Leukeran® (Chlorambucil) is used to treat adult patients with certain types of lymphomas and leukemias, specifically:

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Lymphosarcoma...

Page 1 CHLORAMBUCIL ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Name of your medication Generic name — chlorambucil klor AM byoo sil Brand name — Leukeran LOO keh run Approved uses Chlorambucil is used to treat adult patients with certain types of lymphomas and leukemias, specifically: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Lymphosarcoma Giant follicular lymphoma Hodgkin’s disease Dose and schedule Taking chlorambucil 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. Chlorambucil should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal or snack , but at the same time each day. Chlorambucil should be taken whole and not crushed, cut, or dissolved. If you are unable to swallow chlorambucil, talk to your care provider or pharmacist for possible options. If you miss a dose of chlorambucil, 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 chlorambucil 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 chlorambucil in the refrigerator 36°F–46°F in a dry location protected from light. Keep chlorambucil out of reach of children and pets. Leave chlorambucil in the provided packaging until it is ready to be taken. Whenever possible, you should give chlorambucil to yourself and follow the steps below. If a family member, friend, or caregiver needs to give the chlorambucil 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 chlorambucil 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. CHLORAMBUCIL ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 2 If a daily pill box or pill reminder is used, a separate one should be used for chlorambucil. Do not mix other medications into the box with chlorambucil. 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 chlorambucil, 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 chlorambucil. If you are traveling, put your chlorambucil in a sealed plastic bag. Ask your pharmacist if any additional travel precautions are needed. Handling body fluids and waste Since chlorambucil 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 chlorambucil, 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 chlorambucil 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 Chlorambucil has many drug interactions, please inform your care providers of all prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Chlorambucil should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal or snack . Talk with your care provider or pharmacist before taking new medications or supplements, or receiving any vaccines. Avoid live vaccines during treatment with chlorambucil. CHLORAMBUCIL ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 3 Side Effects of Chlorambucil The common side effects that have been known to happen in more than 30% of patients taking chlorambucil 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 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 Serious side effects of chlorambucil Bone marrow suppression is a decrease in the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets, and can be a severe side effect of chlorambucil. Speak to your care provider to know when you need to have laboratory tests done to monitor your blood cell counts. Secondary malignancy is the growth of a cancer months or years after treatment. This is a rare but possible side effect of treatment with chlorambucil. The use of chlorambucil may cause infertility the loss of the ability to reproduce and have children in both men and women. CHLORAMBUCIL 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: 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. 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 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 chlorambucil. 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 chlorambucil. CHLORAMBUCIL ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY EDUCATION Page 5 Do not breastfeed while taking chlorambucil and for one month after the last dose of chlorambucil. 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 chlorambucil. PHARMACY OR SPECIALTY PHARMACY CONTACT INFO Additional resources Product prescribing information: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda docs/ label/2011/010669s032lbl.pdf Updated — February 6, 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.