eflornithine (Rx)

Brand and Other Names:Ornidyl
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

injectable solution

  • 200mg/mL
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Trypanosomiasis

400 mg/kg/day divided QID IV x14 days, THEN 

300 mg/kg/day PO x3-4 weeks

Orphan drug in United States

Orphan Designations

Anaplastic glioma

Familial adenomatous polyposis

Gastric cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Neuroblastoma

Sponsors

  • Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals; 1760 E. River Road #250; Tucson, AZ 85718
  • VBL Pharmaceuticals, Inc; 216 Robin Way; Menlo Park, CA 94025

Not recommended

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Adverse Effects

>10%

Anemia (55%)

Leukopenia (37%)

Thrombocytopenia (14%)

1-10%

Seizures (may be due to the disease) (8%)

Dizziness

Alopecia

Vomiting, diarrhea

Eosinophilia

Hearing impairment

<1%

Abdominal pain

Anorexia

Facial edema

Headache

Weakness

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to eflornithine or any ingredient in the formulation

Cautions

Only available from WHO; supply very limited

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: excretion in milk unknown; use with caution

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Inhibits ornithine decarboxylase, necessary enzyme for cell division & differentiation

Elimination

Half-life elimination: IV: 3-3.5 hr

Excretion: primarily urine (as unchanged drug)

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Administration

IV Administration

Must be diluted before use

Storage

Use within 24 hr of preparation

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Formulary

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Tier Description
1 This drug is available at the lowest co-pay. Most commonly, these are generic drugs.
2 This drug is available at a middle level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "preferred" (on formulary) brand drugs.
3 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs.
4 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
5 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
6 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
NC NOT COVERED – Drugs that are not covered by the plan.
Code Definition
PA Prior Authorization
Drugs that require prior authorization. This restriction requires that specific clinical criteria be met prior to the approval of the prescription.
QL Quantity Limits
Drugs that have quantity limits associated with each prescription. This restriction typically limits the quantity of the drug that will be covered.
ST Step Therapy
Drugs that have step therapy associated with each prescription. This restriction typically requires that certain criteria be met prior to approval for the prescription.
OR Other Restrictions
Drugs that have restrictions other than prior authorization, quantity limits, and step therapy associated with each prescription.
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