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GAZYVA® (obinutuzumab), in combination with chlorambucil, is indicated for the
treatment of patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
GAZYVA® (obinutuzumab), in combination with bendamustine followed by GAZYVA
monotherapy, is indicated for the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma (FL)
who relapsed after, or are refractory to, a rituximab-containing regimen.
GAZYVA® (obinutuzumab), in combination with chemotherapy followed by GAZYVA
monotherapy in patients achieving at least a partial remission, is indicated for the
treatment of adult patients with previously untreated stage II bulky, III or IV follicular
Important Safety Information
BOXED WARNINGS: HEPATITIS B VIRUS REACTIVATION AND PROGRESSIVE
- Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) reactivation, in some cases resulting in fulminant
hepatitis, hepatic failure, and death, can occur in patients receiving CD20-
directed cytolytic antibodies, including GAZYVA. Screen all patients for
HBV infection before treatment initiation. Monitor HBV-positive patients
during and after treatment with GAZYVA. Discontinue GAZYVA and
concomitant medications in the event of HBV reactivation
- Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) including fatal PML,
can occur in patients receiving GAZYVA
- GAZYVA is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity reactions (e.g.
anaphylaxis) to obinutuzumab or to any of the excipients, or serum sickness with
prior obinutuzumab use
Additional Warnings and Precautions
- Infusion-Related Reactions: Premedicate patients with glucocorticoid,
acetaminophen, and antihistamine. Monitor patients closely during infusions.
Interrupt, reduce rate, or discontinue for infusion-related reactions based on
- Hypersensitivity Reactions Including Serum Sickness: Discontinue GAZYVA
- Tumor Lysis Syndrome (TLS): Premedicate with antihyperuricemics and
adequate hydration, especially for patients with high tumor burden, high
circulating lymphocyte count or renal impairment. Correct electrolyte
abnormalities, provide supportive care, and monitor renal function and fluid
- Infections: Do not administer GAZYVA to patients with an active infection.
Patients with a history of recurring or chronic infections may be at increased risk
- Neutropenia: In patients with Grade 3 to 4 neutropenia, monitor laboratory tests
until resolution and for infection. Consider dose delays and infection prophylaxis,
- Thrombocytopenia: Monitor for decreased platelet counts and bleeding.
Transfusion may be necessary
- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Evaluate cause and monitor for
bleeding, thrombosis, and need for supportive care
- Immunization: Avoid administration of live virus vaccines during GAZYVA
treatment and until B-cell recovery
- Embryo-Fetal Toxicity: Can cause fetal harm. Advise females of reproductive
potential of the potential risk to a fetus and to use effective contraception
Additional Important Safety Information
The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥20% and ≥2% greater in the GAZYVA
treated arm) were:
- Previously untreated CLL: infusion-related reactions (66%), and neutropenia
- Relapsed or refractory NHL: infusion-related reactions (67%), fatigue (40%),
neutropenia (37%), upper respiratory tract infection (36%), cough (31%), and
musculoskeletal pain (28%)
- Previously untreated NHL: infusion-related reactions (72%), neutropenia (53%),
upper respiratory tract infection (50%), cough (35%), constipation (32%), and
You are encouraged to report side effects to Genentech and the FDA. You may
contact Genentech by calling 1-888-835-2555. You may contact the FDA by
visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch, or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see the full Prescribing Information for additional Important
Safety Information, including BOXED WARNINGS.