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What is the generic name of Cytoxan?

Cyclophosphamide (Alkylating agent)

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What are the ADRs associated with Cytoxan (Cyclophosphamide)?

DLT: Myelosuppression. High dose: cardiotoxicity, hemorrhagic cystitis

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What is a common class side effect/warning with alkylating agents?

Myelosuppression

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What is the generic name of Ifex?

Ifosfamide (Alkylating agent)

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What can be used to prevent hemorrhagic cystitis (with ifosfamide and cyclophosphamide)?

Hyper-hydration with NS to flush out ACROLEIN. The use of Mesna (Mesnex), continue a few hours after end of chemo

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What is the generic name of Busulfex?

Busulfan (Alkylating agent)

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What is a unique side effect of Busulfan?

"Busulfan tan", "Busulfan lung", seizures

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What should be used with high dose Busulfan?

Antiepileptic prophylaxis (commonly with Keppra)

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What is the generic name of Trexall, Rheumatrax?

Methotrexate (antimetabolite)

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What are some common side effects with Methotrexate?

Myelosuppression, hepatotoxic, nephrotoxic

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What are the contraindications to MTX use?

Severe renal/hepatic dysfunction. Pregnancy (Category X)

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What are some more common DDIs with MTX to keep an eye out for?

NSAID/Probenecid (increases [MTX] by competing for renal clearance)

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What is one way to increase the excretion of MTX?

Urine alkalinization with NaHCO3 can increase renal clearance (especially w/ high dose)

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What can be used for MTX-induced myelosuppression?

Leucovorin, start 24 hours after MTX administration

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What is the generic name of Voraxaze?

Glucarpidase (used for MTX toxicity)

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What is the generic name of Alimta?

Pemetrexed (antimetabolite)

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What needs to be done before starting Alimta (Premetrexed)?

Daily folic acid and Q9 weeks of Vitamin B12 starting 1 week prior to reduce heme/GI toxicities

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What is the generic name of Adrucil?

5-FU

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What are the side effects associated with 5-FU?

Myelosuppression (Bolus > IV), Hand-foot syndrome (IV > bolus), Diarrhea/mucositis (IV > Bolus)

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What is the generic name of Xeloda?

Capecitabine (oral pro-drug of 5-FU)

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How do the side effects of Xeloda compare to 5-FU?

Similar, except more GI SEs (diarrhea, N/V, mucositis)

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What is the generic name of Kepivance?

Palifermin (IV drug to help manage Mucositis)

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What is the generic name of Gemzar?

Gemcitabine

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What is the generic name of Ara-C?

Cytarabine

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What are some toxicities with Ara-C (Cytarabine) to look out for?

High dose: Cerebullar toxicity (trouble walking straight, sitting up, writing), Conjuntivitis, N/V/mucositis

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How is Purinethol (Mercaptopurine) metabolized?

By Xanthine oxidase (w/ allopurinol decrease dose by 50-75%)

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What are the boxed warnings for Taxanes?

Myelosuppression, Hypersensitivity (w/i 2-3 mins, pre-med w/ steroids, H1RA, H2RA)

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What is the generic name of Taxol?

Paclitaxel (Taxane) - contains Cremophor in formulation, this causes the hypersensitivity reactions

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What is the generic name of Abraxane?

Paclitaxel Albumin-bound (Taxane) - no need for premeds, doesn't contain Cremophor

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What is the generic name of Taxotere?

Docetaxel (Taxane) - Contains Polysorbate 80 instead of Cremophor, still causes hypersensitivity reactions

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How does Paclitaxel compare to Albumin-bound Paclitaxel?

Paclitaxel has more hypersensitivity reactions and neutropenia, but albumin bound paclitaxel has more neuropathy

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Whats important to remember about the Vinca Alkaloids?

Lethal if given intrathecally - Vesicant

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How do the side effects of Vincristine and Vinblastine compare?

Vincristine causes more Neurotoxicity (peripheral and central) which causes constipation. Vinblastine causes more Myelosuppression

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What is the generic name of Camptosar?

Irinotecan (Topoisomerase Inhibitor)

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What is the DLT of Camptosar (Irinotecan)?

"I ran to the can": SEVERE diarrhea

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What genetic test can help with Irinotecan?

UGT1A1 mutation increases toxicity

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What pre-med if often given before Irinotecan?

Atropine to help with diarrhea. Once symptoms occur, other agents can be used (Loperamide, Lomitil, Octreotide)

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What is the generic name of Toposar?

Etoposide (Topoisomerase II inhibitor)

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What is a common ADR with Etoposide?

Infusion-related reaction (contains Polysorbate 80)

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What is a warning associated with Cisplatin?

Nephrotoxicity!!! Anaphylaxis, Ototoxicity

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What are the ADRs associated with Cisplatin?

N/V (acute and delayed). Myelosuppression

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What can be done to help with the severe N/V caused by Cisplatin?

Antiemetics for highly emetogenic therapy (eg., Aprepitant + 5HT3 antagonist + Steroid)

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What is the DLT with Paraplatin (Carboplatin)?

Myelosuppression

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How do the toxicities of Carboplatin and Cisplatin compare?

Carboplatin has less Nephrotoxicity but greater Myelosuppression

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What is the major ADR seen with Eloxatin (Oxaliplatin)?

Peripheral neuropathy (exacerbated by cold temperature)

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What is a common class side effect of Anthracyclines?

Cardiotoxicity (max cumulative dose for all agents ~500mg/m2), vesicants, myelosuppression, cause urine to be red

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What is the generic name of Adriamycin?

Doxorubicin (anthracycline)

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What is the generic name of Doxil?

Liposomal Doxorubicin (slightly less cardiotoxicity than Doxorubicin, but more HFS and stomatitis)

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What is the generic name of Cerubidine?

Daunorubicin

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What is the generic name of Zinecard?

Dexrazoxane (free-radical scavenger) - used to help prevent cardiotoxicity caused by anthracyclines

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What is the generic name of Totect?

Dexrazoxane - indicated for the treatment of anthracycline-induced extravasation

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What are some warnings with the use of Blenoxane (Bleomycin)?

Pulmonary fibrosis (esp. > 400 units), oxygen treatment (> 25%) can increase pulmonary toxicity

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What are some warnings with the use of Nolvadex (Tamoxifen)?

(Anti-estrogen: SERM): Stroke, PE, uterine malignancy

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What is a common ADR seen with anti-estrogen type chemotherapy treatments?

Menopausal symptoms (hot flashes), fluid retention, tumor flare, osteoporosis

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What is the generic name of Arimidex?

Anastrozole (selective aromatase inhibitor): osteoporosis risk > than with Tamoxifen

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What is the generic name of Gleevec?

Imatinib mesylate (TKI)

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What are the ADRs associated with Gleevec (Imatinib mesylate)?

Myelosuppression. Fluid retention (CHF, LVEF)

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What is the generic name of Tarceva?

Erlotinib

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What are the ADRs associated with Tarceva (Erlotinib)?

Acneiform rash, Diarrhea

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What is the generic name of Nexavar?

Sorafenib (multi-kinases)

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What is the generic name of Sutent?

Sunitinib (multi-kinases)

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How do the ADRs of Sorafenib and Sunitinib compare?

Sunitinib has more HTN and stomatitis, but less HFS. Sorafenib also causes diarrhea

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What is the generic name of Rituxan?

Rituximab (Anti-CD20)

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What are the warnings associated with Rituxan?

1st dose infusion reaction. PML

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What is the generic name of Herceptin?

Trastuzumab (Anti-HER-2)

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What are the warnings associated with Herceptin?

Cardiotoxicity. Pulmonary toxicity. Infusion-related reaction

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What is the generic name of Erbitux?

Cetuximab (Anti-EGFR)

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What is the generic name of Avastin?

Bevacizumab (Anti-VEGF)

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What are the warnings associated with Avastin?

Wound dehiscence (be careful if patients needs surgery)

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What is the class warning for Immunomodulator Antiangiogenesis drugs?

Thromboembolism, recommend patients be on an anti-coagulant. Required to be in REMS program

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What are the Immunomodulator Antiangiogenesis drugs?

Thalomid (Thalidomide), Revlimid (Lenalidomide)

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What is the generic name of Velcade?

Bortezomib (Protease inhibitor)

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What is a common ADR with Velcade (Bortezomib)?

Peripheral neuropathy

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What cancer type is Hydroxyurea (Hydrea) used for?

Heme, Solid tumors (also for SICKLE CELL)

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What is the generic name of Torisel?

Temsirolimus (mTOR kinase inhibitor: only chemo for kidney cancer)

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What is the generic name of Afinitor?

Everolimus (mTOR kinase inhibitor: also used for GVHD prophylaxis)

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What is the generic name of Zofran?

Ondansetron (5HT3 Receptor Antagonist)

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What is the generic name of Kytril?

Granisetron (5HT3 Receptor Antagonist)

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What is the generic name of Sancuso?

Granisetron Patch (5HT3 Receptor Antagonist)

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What is the generic name of Anzemet?

Dolasetron (5HT3 Receptor Antagonist) - least potent

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What is the generic name of Aloxi?

Palonosetron (5HT3 Receptor Antagonist) - most potent

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What is a common side effect of the 5HT3 receptor antagonists?

Constipation, QT prolongation

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Which chemotherapy drugs have high emetic risk?

Cisplatin, Cyclophosphamide (these are the most common)

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Which chemotherapy drugs have delayed onset of emesis?

Cisplatin, Carboplatin, Cyclophosphamide, and Doxorubicin

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What is the generic name of Emend?

Aprepitant (NK-1 Receptor Antagonist)

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How is Emend (Aprepitant) dosed?

3 days only! PO: 125mg day 1, 80mg day 2 and 3. OR given IV 150mg and nothing day 2 and 3

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What is the generic name of Decadron?

Dexamethasone

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How is Decadron (Dexamethasone) dosed?

With Aprepitant: 12mg day 1, 8mg day 2-4
W/o Aprepitant: 10-20mg day 1, 8mg day 2-4

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What is the generic name of Reglan?

Metoclopramide

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What is a side effect to look out for with Reglan (Metoclopramide)?

EPS

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How are anti-emetic drugs usually dosed for a highly emetogenic chemotherapy regimen?

Day 1: Dexamethasone + Aprepitant (or Olanzapine) + 5HT3 antagonist (Palonosetron preferred). Day 2-3: Dexamethasone + Aprepitant (or Olanzapine). Day 4: Dexamethasone (+ Olanzapine)

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How are anti-emetic drugs usually dosed for a moderately emetogenic chemotherapy regimen?

Day 1: Dexamethasone + 5HT3 antagonist. Days 2-4: Dexamethasone

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What is the generic of Mozobil?

Plerixafor (use with filgastrim for hematopoietic stem cell mobilization)