Javlor 25 mg/ml concentrate for solution for infusion

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Updated on 18 July 2014 SmPC

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Section 4.4

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‘Hyponatraemia

Severe hyponatraemia, including cases due to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), has been observed with the use of vinflunine (see section 4.8). Therefore, regular monitoring of serum sodium levels is recommended during treatment with vinflunine.‘ 

Section 4.8

Table 4, updated (changes highlighted in blue): Adverse reactions observed in patients with transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium treated with vinflunine. 

System Organ Class

Frequency

Adverse Reactions

Worst NCI Grade per patient (%)

 

 

 

All grades

Grade 3-4

Infections and infestations

Common

Neutropenic infection

3.82.4

3.82.4

Infections (viral, bacterial, fungal)

6.97.6

2.73.6

Uncommon

Neutropenic sepsis

0.2

0.2

Neoplasm benign, malignant and unspecified

Not knownUncommon

Tumour paina

-0.2

-0.2

Blood and lymphatic system disorders

Very common

Neutropenia

79.6

54.6

Leucopenia

84.5

45.2

Anaemia

92.8

17.3

Thrombocytopenia

53.5

4.9

Common

Febrile neutropenia

6.7

6.7

Immune system disorders

Common

Hypersensitivity

1.83

0.2

Endocrine disorders

Uncommon

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH) a

0.4 b

0.4 b

Metabolism and nutrition disorders

Very common

Hyponatraemia

39.8

11.7

Decreased appetiteAnorexia

34.42

2.7

Common

Dehydration

4.4

2.0

Psychiatric disorders

Common

Insomnia

5.1

0.2

Nervous system disorders

Very common

Peripheral sensory neuropathy

11.39.8

0.9

Common

Syncope

1.1

1.1

Headache

6.2

0.7

Dizziness

5.3

0.4

Neuralgia

6.04.4

0.4

Dysgeusia

3.31

0

Neuropathy

1.38

0

Uncommon

Peripheral motor neuropathy

0.47

0

Rare

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndromea

0.03b

0.03b

Eye disorders

Uncommon

Visual disturbance

0.4

0

Ear and Labyrinth disorders

Common

Ear pain

1.13

0

Uncommon

Vertigo

0.9

0.4

Tinnitus

0.9

0

Cardiac disorders

Common

Tachycardia

1.8

0.2

Uncommon

Myocardial ischaemia

0.7

0.7

Myocardial infarction

0.2

0.2

Vascular disorders

Common

Hypertension

3.13

1.68

Vein thrombosis

3.63

0.4

Phlebitis

2.42

0

Hypotension

1.1

0.2

Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders

Common

Dyspnoea

4.2

0.4

Cough

2.2

0

Uncommon

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

0.2

0.2

Pharyngolaryngeal pain

0.9

0

Gastrointestinal disorders

Very common

Constipation

54.9

15.13

Abdominal pain

21.6

4.7

Vomiting

27.3

2.9

Nausea

40.9

2.9

Stomatitis

26.97.1

2.7

Diarrhoea

12.9

0.9

Common

Ileus

2.7

2.2

Dysphagia

2.0

0.4

Buccal disorders

4.07

0.2

Dyspepsia

5.16

0.2

Uncommon

Odynophagia

0.4

0.2

Gastric disorders

0.8

0

Oesophagitis

0.4

0.2

Gingival disorders

0.7

0

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders

Very common

Alopecia

28.79

NA

Common

Rash

1.68

0

Urticaria

1.13

0

Pruritus

1.13

0

Hyperhidrosis

1.1

0

Uncommon

Dry skin

0.9

0

Erythema

0.4

0

Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders

Very common

Myalgia

16.74

3.1

Common

Muscular weakness

2.21.8

0.79

Arthralgia

8.07.1

0.47

Back pain

4.9

0.4

Pain in jaw

3.35.6

0.0

Pain in extremity

3.32.4

0

Bone pain

2.94

0

Musculoskeletal pain

2.70

0.2

Renal and urinary disorders

Uncommon

Renal failure

0.2

0.2

General disorders and administration site conditions

Very common

Asthenia/Fatigue

55.3

15.8

Injection site reaction

27.66.4

0.4

Pyrexia

10.91.7

0.4

Common

Chest pain

4.74

0.9

Chills

2.2

0.2

Pain

3.61

0.2

Oedema

1.13

0

Uncommon

Extravasation

0.7

0

Investigations

Very common

Weight decreased

24.0

0.4

Uncommon

Transaminases increased

0.4

0

Weight increased

0.2

0

aadverse reactions reported from post-marketing experience

bfrequency calculated on the basis of non-TCCU clinical trial

Section 4.8

The following paragraphs have been updated (changes highlighted in blue):

Blood and lymphatic system disorders

Grade 3/4 neutropenia was observed in 50.2%43.8% of patients. Severe anaemia and thrombocytopenia were less common (respectively 10.48.8 and 3.5%).1 %). Febrile neutropenia defined as ANC < 1,000/mm3and fever  38.5°C of unknown origin without clinically microbiologically documented infection (NCI CTC version 2.0) was observed in 5.3%2% of patients. Infection with Grade 3/4 neutropenia was observed in 3.3%2.8 % of patients.

Overall 7 8 patients (0.56% of the treated population) died from infection as a complication occurring during neutropenia.

Gastrointestinal disorders

Constipation is a class effect of the vinca alkaloids: 1211.8% of patients experienced severe constipation during treatment with vinflunine. Grade 3/4 ileus reported in 1.89% of patients was reversible when managed by medical care. Constipation is managed by medical care (see section 4.4).

Nervous system disorders

Sensory peripheral neuropathy is a class effect of the vinca alkaloids. Grade 3 was experienced by 0.16% patients. All resolved during the study.

Rare cases of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome have been reported (see section 4.4).

Cardiovascular disorders

Cardiac effects are a known class effect of the vinca alkaloids. Myocardial infarction or ischaemia were experienced by 0.65% of the patients and most of them had a pre-existing cardiovascular disease or risk factors. One patient died after myocardial infarction and another one due to a cardiopulmonary arrest.

Few QT interval prolongations have been observed after the administration of vinflunine.

Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders

Dyspnoea occurred in 3.32% of the patients but was rarely severe (Grade 3/4: 1.2%).

Bronchospam was reported in one patient treated with vinflunine for a different setting from the indication.

Section 10

DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT updated to

06/2014

 

 

 

Updated on 18 July 2014 PIL

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Updated on 16 June 2014 PIL

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Updated on 15 June 2014 SmPC

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  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.7 - Effects on ability to drive and use machines
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
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4.2         Method of administration

 

Intrathecal administration of Javlor may be fatal, moved to section 4.4

 

4.3     Contraindications

 

Lactation replaced with Breast-feeding

 

4.4     Special warnings and precautions for use

 

Subheading Others replaced with subheading Interactions

 

Sub-heading added:

Contraception

 

4.5         Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

 

Replaced drugs  with medicinal products

 

4.7     Effects on ability to drive and use machines

 

Added:

Javlor may cause adverse reactions such as fatigue (very common) and dizziness (common) which may lead to a minor or moderate influence on the ability to drive and use machines.

 

Removed:

No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been performed.

 

4.8         Undesirable effects

 

Sub-headings added:

Summary of the safety profile

Tabulated list of adverse reactions

 

Added

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via:

 

United Kingdom

Yellow Card Scheme

Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

 

Ireland

IMB Pharmacovigilance

Earlsfort Terrace

IRL - Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 6764971

Fax: +353 1 6762517

Website: www.imb.ie

e-mail: imbpharmacovigilance@imb.ie

 

5.1     Pharmacodynamic properties

 

Added:

antineoplasic agents,

 

Added:

Paediatric population

The European Medicines Agency has waived the obligation to submit the results of studies with Javlor in all subsets of the paediatric population in the treatment of ureter and bladder carcinoma and the treatment of breast carcinoma (see section 4.2 for information on paediatric use).

 

6.6     Special precautions for disposal and other handling

 

Method of administration

Removed:

upper part of the forearm or central venous arm

 

Replaced with:

on a large vein preferably in the upper part of the forearm or using a central venous line.

 

 

9.       DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE AUTHORISATION

 

Added:

Date of the latest renewal: 16 May 2014

 

10.     DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT

 

Updated revision date  05/2014

Updated on 30 July 2013 SmPC

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"Phlebitis" and "Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH)" have been added to the list of adverse reactions in section 4.8.

Updated on 3 August 2012 SmPC

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  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
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  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
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To confirm the diagnosis, brain imagingis recommended. $0$0Clinical andradiological features usually resolved rapidly without sequelae after treatment discontinuation.$0$0Discontinuation ofvinflunine should be considered in patients who develop neurological signs ofPRES (see section 4.8).$0$0 $0$0Elderly patients (≥ 75 years)$0$0The recommended dose should be reduced in patients 75years old and beyond (see section 4.2).$0$0 $0$04.6Fertility, pregnancy and lactation$0$0 $0$0Fertility $0$0Advice on conservation ofsperm should be sought prior to treatment because of the possibility of irreversibleinfertility due to therapy with vinflunine.$0$0 $0$0Contraception in males andfemales$0$0Both male and femalepatients should take adequate contraceptive measures up to three months afterthe discontinuation of the therapy. 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Grade 3 was experienced by0.1% patients. All resolved during the study.$0$0Rarecases of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome have been reported (seesection 4.4).$0$0 $0$05.       PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES$0$0 $0$05.1     Pharmacodynamic properties$0$0 $0$0Mechanism of action$0$0Vinflunine binds totubulin at or near to the vinca binding sites inhibiting its polymerisationinto microtubules, which results in treadmilling suppression, disruption ofmicrotubule dynamic, mitotic arrest and apoptosis. In vivo, vinfluninedisplays significant antitumor activity against a broad spectrum of humanxenografts in mice both in terms of survival prolongation and tumour growthinhibition.$0$0 $0$0Clinical trials efficacy and safety$0$0One phase III and twophase II trials support the use of Javlor for treatment of advanced ormetastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium as second-line therapyafter failure of a prior platinum-containing regimen.$0$0 $0$05.2 Pharmacokinetic properties$0$0 $0$0MetabolismBiotransformation$0$0All metabolitesidentified are formed by the cytochrome CYP3A4 isoenzyme, except for 4-O-deacetylvinflunine(DVFL), the only active metabolite and main metabolite in blood which is formedby multiple esterases. $0$0 $0$06.4Special precautions for storage$0$0 $0$0For storage conditions of thedilutedafter dilution of the medicinalproduct, see section 6.3.$0$0 $0$06.6     Special precautions for disposal and otherhandling$0$0 $0$0Disposal$0$0Any unused medicinal product or waste materialshould be disposed of in accordance with local requirements for cytotoxicmedicinal products.$0

Updated on 20 July 2012 PIL

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Updated on 22 November 2011 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties

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Updated on 17 November 2011 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to drug interactions
  • Change to dosage and administration

Updated on 18 May 2011 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 6.3 - Shelf life
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling

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Sentences and sections with significant changes are given below in “track changes”:

 

 

4.2         Posology and method of administration

 

If on the day of infusion, in case ofthere is organ toxicity of Grade ³ 2 organ toxicity, the treatment should be delayed until recovery to Grades 0, 1 or  initial baseline status.

 

Special populations

 

Hepatic impairment

A pharmacokinetic and tolerability phase I study in patients with altered liver functions test has been completed (see section 5.2). Vinflunine pharmacokinetics is was not modified in those patients with three levels of impaired liver function (see table below and section 5.2),however based on hepatic biologic parameter modifications following vinflunine administration (gamma glutamyl transferases (GGT), transaminases, bilirubin), the dose recommendations are as follows:

 

Table 2: Dose adjustments due to hepatic impairment

 

Level and
posology

Child Pugh Grade

Prothrombine time

 

Bilirubin

 

Transaminases

 

Gamma Glutamyl Transferases

Level 1
320 mg/m²

-

-

> 70% NV

and

> ULN and
£ 1.5xULN

and/or

> 1.5xULN and
£ 2.5xULN

and/or

> ULN and
£ 5xULN

Level 2
250 mg/m²

A

or

³ 60% NV

and

> 1.5xULN and
£ 3xULN

and

> ULN

and/or

> 5xULN

Level 3
200 mg/m²

B

or

³ 50% NV

and

> 3xULN

and

> ULN

and

> ULN

 

- In patients with a Prothrombin time > 70% NV (Normal Value) and presenting at least one of the following criteria: [ ULN (Upper Limit of Normal) < Bilirubin £ 1.5´ULN and/or 1.5xULN < Transaminases £ 2.5´ULN and/or ULN < GGT £ 5´ULN ], no dose adjustment is necessary.

- In patients with mild liver impairment (Child-Pugh grade A) or in patients with a Prothrombin time ³ 60% NV and 1.5´ULN £ Bilirubin £ 3´ULN and presenting at least one of the following criteria:
[ transaminases > ULN and/or GGT > 5
´ULN ], the recommended dose of vinflunine is 250 mg/m² given once every 3 weeks.

- In patients with moderate liver impairment (Child-Pugh grade B) or in patients with a Prothrombin time ³ 50% NV and Bilirubin > 3´ULN and Transaminases > ULN and GGT > ULN, the recommended dose of vinflunine is 200 mg/m² given once every 3 weeks.

NV: Normal Value                   ULN: Upper Limit of Normal

 

Vinflunine was evaluated neither in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh grade C), nor in patients with a prothrombin time <50%NV or with bilirubin >5xULN or with transaminases >6xULN or with Gamma Glutamyl Transferases (GGT)>15xULN.

 

Elderly (75 years)

No age-related dose modification is required in patients less than 75 years old (see section 5.2).

The doses recommended in patients at least 75 years old are as follows:

- in patients at least 75 years old but less than 80 years, the dose of vinflunine to be given is 280 mg/m² every 3 weeks.

- in patients 80 years old and beyond, the dose of vinflunine to be given is 250 mg/m² every 3 weeks.

 

For further cycles, the dose should be adjusted in the event of toxicities, as shown in table 23 below:

 

Table 23: Dose adjustment due to toxicity in elderly patients

Toxicity

(NCI CTC v 2.0)*

Dose adjustment

Vinflunine initial dose of 280 mg/m²

Vinflunine initial dose of 250 mg/m²

 

First Event

2nd consecutive event

First Event

2nd consecutive event

Neutropenia

Grade 4

(ANC< 500/mm3) > 7 days

250  mg/m²

 

Definitive

Treatment discontinuation

225  mg/m²

 

Definitive

Treatment discontinuation

Febrile Neutropenia (ANC < 1,000/mm3 and fever ³ 38,5 °C)

Mucositis or Constipation Grade

³ 5 days

or ³ 3 any duration

Any other toxicity Grade ³ 3

(except Grade 3 vomiting or nausea)

*National Cancer Institute, Common Toxicity criteria (NCI-CTC)

Elderly (> 65 years)

In the clinical studies, 103 patients ³ 75 years old and 374 patients ³ 65 and < 75 years old were treated at the recommended dose of vinflunine. No significant differences in safety were observed in these two age groups. No specific dose recommendation is necessary in the elderly.

 

4.4     Special warnings and precautions for use

 

 

Elderly (75 years)

The recommended dose should be reduced in patients 75 years old and beyond (see section 4.2).

 

 

4.8         Undesirable effects

 

 

Table 3 Adverse reactions observed in patients treated with transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium treated with vinflunine

System Organ Class

Frequency

Adverse Reactions

Worst NCI Grade per patient (%)

 

 

 

All grades

Grade 3-4

Infections and infestations

Common

Neutropenic infection

3.8

3.8

Infections (viral, bacterial, fungal)

8.06.9

3.32.7

Uncommon

Neutropenic sepsis

0.2

0.2

Blood and lymphatic system disorders

Very common

Neutropenia

79.6

54.6

Leucopenia

84.5

45.2

Anaemia

92.8

17.3

Thrombocytopenia

53.5

4.9

Common

Febrile neutropenia

6.7

6.7

Immune system disorders

Common

Hypersensitivity

1.8

0.2

Metabolism and nutrition disorders

Very common

Anorexia

34.4

2.7

Common

Dehydration

4.4

2.0

Psychiatric disorders

Common

Insomnia

5.1

0.2

Nervous system disorders

Very common

Peripheral sensory neuropathy

10.29.8

0.9

Common

Syncope

1.1

1.1

Headache

6.2

0.7

Dizziness

5.3

0.4

Neuralgia

6.0

0.4

Dysgeusia

3.1

0

Neuropathy

2.01.8

0

Uncommon

Peripheral motor neuropathy

0.7

0

Eye disorders

Uncommon

Visual disturbance

0.4

0

Ear and Labyrinth disorders

Common

Ear pain

1.3

0

Uncommon

Vertigo

0.9

0.4

Tinnitus

0.9

0

Cardiac disorders

Common

Tachycardia

1.8

0.2

Uncommon

Myocardial ischaemia

0.7

0.7

Myocardial infarction

0.2

0.2

Vascular disorders

Common

Hypertension

3.3

1.8

Vein thrombosis

3.3

0.4

Hypotension

1.1

0.2

Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders

Common

Dyspnoea

4.2

0.4

Cough

2.72.2

0

Uncommon

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

0.2

0.2

Pharyngolaryngeal pain

0.9

0

Gastrointestinal disorders

Very common

Constipation

54.9

15.3

Abdominal pain

22.221.6

4.94.7

Vomiting

27.3

2.9

Nausea

40.9

2.9

Stomatitis

26.9

2.7

Diarrhoea

12.9

0.9

Common

Ileus

2.62.7

2.2

Dysphagia

2.0

0.4

Buccal disorders

5.74.7

0.2

Dyspepsia

5.6

0.2

Uncommon

Odynophagia

0.4

0.2

Gastric disorders

0.8

0