Description and Brand Names

Información sobre medicamentos proporcionada por: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Poteligeo

Descriptions


Mogamulizumab-kpkc injection is used to treat mycosis fungoides (MF) or Sézary syndrome (SS) that has come back or has been treated before with at least one treatment (medicine taken by mouth or injection) that did not work well.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution

Before Using

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of mogamulizumab-kpkc injection in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.

Geriatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of mogamulizumab-kpkc injection in the elderly.

Breastfeeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Autoimmune disease (eg, hepatitis, hypothyroidism, myocarditis, myositis, pneumonitis, polymyositis, Guillain-Barré syndrome), history of—Use with caution. May make this condition worse.
  • Stem cell transplant—Use with caution. May increase risk for more side effects.

Proper Use

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a medical facility. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins. This medicine must be given slowly, so the needle will need to stay in place for at least 60 minutes.

This medicine should come with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Your doctor may give you other medicines (eg, allergy medicine, fever medicine) before your first infusion of this medicine to prevent unwanted effects.

Precautions

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.

Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant during treatment with this medicine and for at least 3 months after the last dose. If you think you have become pregnant while receiving this medicine, tell your doctor right away.

Serious skin reactions can occur with this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you have blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, red skin lesions, severe acne or a skin rash, sores or ulcers on the skin, or fever or chills with this medicine.

This medicine may cause infusion-related reactions, which can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor right away if you start to have a fever, chills or shaking, dizziness, trouble breathing, itching or rash, lightheadedness or fainting after receiving this medicine.

This medicine may increase your risk of infections. If you can, avoid people with infections. Check with your doctor immediately if you think you are getting an infection or if you get a fever, chills, cough or hoarseness, lower back or side pain, or painful or difficult urination.

Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Black, tarry stools
  2. bladder pain
  3. bleeding gums
  4. blood in the urine or stools
  5. cloudy urine
  6. blurred vision
  7. body aches or pain
  8. burning, dry, or itching eyes
  9. burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, pus at the root of the hair
  10. burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
  11. chest pain
  12. chills
  13. cough
  14. cracked lips
  15. decreased frequency or amount of urine
  16. diarrhea
  17. difficult or labored breathing
  18. difficult, burning, or painful urination
  19. difficulty in swallowing
  20. discharge, excessive tearing
  21. dizziness
  22. drowsiness
  23. dry mouth
  24. ear congestion
  25. fainting
  26. fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  27. fever
  28. flushed, dry skin
  29. frequent urge to urinate
  30. fruit-like breath odor
  31. headache
  32. increased hunger
  33. increased thirst
  34. increased urination
  35. itching, skin rash
  36. joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  37. loss of appetite
  38. loss of voice
  39. lower back, side, or stomach pain
  40. mood or mental changes
  41. muscle and bone pain
  42. muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching seizures
  43. nasal congestion
  44. nausea
  45. nervousness
  46. pale skin
  47. pinpoint red spots on the skin
  48. pounding in the ears
  49. redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  50. runny nose
  51. skin blisters
  52. sneezing
  53. sore throat
  54. sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips, tongue, or inside the mouth
  55. stomach pain
  56. swelling of the face, fingers, lower legs, or feet
  57. tenderness
  58. tightness in the chest
  59. trembling
  60. troubled breathing with exertion
  61. unexplained weight loss
  62. unsteadiness or awkwardness
  63. unusual bleeding or bruising
  64. unusual tiredness or weakness
  65. vomiting
  66. warmth on skin
  67. weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  68. weight gain

Less common

  1. Burning or stinging of the skin
  2. earache
  3. painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals
  4. redness or swelling in the ear

Rare

  1. Chest discomfort
  2. dilated neck veins
  3. extreme tiredness or weakness
  4. irregular breathing
  5. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

Incidence not known

  1. Dark urine
  2. general tiredness and weakness
  3. light-colored stools
  4. upper right abdominal pain
  5. yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Constipation
  2. decreased appetite
  3. discouragement
  4. falls
  5. feeling sad or empty
  6. irritability
  7. loss of interest or pleasure
  8. thinning or loss of hair
  9. trouble concentrating
  10. trouble sleeping

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.