Hepatotoxicity, Including VOD: Hepatotoxicity, including fatal and life-threatening VOD, occurred in patients who received BESPONSA. The risk of VOD was greater in patients who underwent HSCT after BESPONSA treatment. The use of HSCT conditioning regimens containing 2 alkylating agents and last total bilirubin ≥ the upper limit of normal (ULN) before HSCT were significantly associated with an increased risk of VOD. Other risk factors for VOD in patients treated with BESPONSA included ongoing or prior liver disease, prior HSCT, increased age, later salvage lines, and a greater number of BESPONSA treatment cycles. Grade 3/4 increases in aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and total bilirubin have occurred.
HIV - Antiretroviral medications may be approved on an individual basis and should be prescribed in compliance with the 1996 DHHS Panel recommendations regarding the Clinical Practices for the Treatment of HIV. Approved medications include: Epivir (Lamivudine) MORE