Darzalex/daratumumab side effects, cost, dosage for multiple myeloma. Darzalex is marketed by Janssen Biotech of Horsham, Pennsylvania.
FDA approved new drug Darzalex for patients suffering from multiple myeloma on November 16, 2015. Daratumumab is active ingredient of this drug. FDA indicated this drug for treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior treatments. Darzalex is the first monoclonal antibody approved for treating multiple myeloma.
Multiple myeloma is a form of blood cancer that occurs in infection-fighting plasma cells (a type of white blood cell) found in the bone marrow. These cancerous cells multiply, produce an abnormal protein and push out other healthy blood cells from the bone marrow. The disease may result in a weakened immune system and cause other bone or kidney problems.
Darzalex/daratumumab side effects, cost, dosage for multiple myeloma
Let’s review Darzalex/daratumumab side effects, cost, dosage for multiple myeloma.
Darzalex/daratumumab side effects
According to FDA data, the most common side effects of Darzalex were
- infusion-related reactions,
- fatigue, nausea,
- back pain,
- fever and cough.
Darzalex may also result in low counts of
- infection-fighting white blood cells (lymphopenia, neutropenia, and leukopenia) or
- red blood cells (anemia) and low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia).
It may interfere with certain tests that are done by blood banks (such as antibody screening) for patients who need a blood transfusion.
Darzalex/daratumumab and pregnancy
Pregnant women should not use Darzalex/daratumumab, and women planning to become pregnant should use effective contraceptives during and for at least three months after treatment.
Darzalex/daratumumab cost and dosage
According to market survey this drug is currently not available at retail pharmacies because it is recently approved by FDA and is under manufacturing process. Once, it will be available at retail outlets we will let you know about the unit cost of drug and dosage for individuals.For this purpose, We highly recommend you to visit this page frequently for for further updates and cost comparisons.