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UNLIKE ALLOPURINOL, ELITEK CLEARS NEW AND EXISTING URIC ACID1

Allopurinol blocks the formation of new uric acid but has no effect on existing uric acid1

Mechanism of action: ELITEK vs allopurinol1,2

ELITEK clears new and existing uric acid; allopurinol only blocks formation of new uric acid ELITEK clears new and existing uric acid; allopurinol only blocks formation of new uric acid

ELITEK is the only recombinant urate-oxidase approved by the FDA for the initial management of uric acid in patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumor malignancies who are receiving anticancer therapy3

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS, HEMOLYSIS, METHEMOGLOBINEMIA, AND INTERFERENCE WITH URIC ACID MEASUREMENTS

  • Hypersensitivity Reactions: ELITEK can cause serious and fatal hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis. Immediately and permanently discontinue ELITEK in patients who experience a serious hypersensitivity reaction.
  • Hemolysis: Do not administer ELITEK to patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. Immediately and permanently discontinue ELITEK in patients developing hemolysis. Screen patients at higher risk for G6PD deficiency (e.g., patients of African or Mediterranean ancestry) prior to starting ELITEK.
  • Methemoglobinemia: ELITEK can result in methemoglobinemia in some patients. Immediately and permanently discontinue ELITEK in patients developing methemoglobinemia.
  • Interference with Uric Acid Measurements: ELITEK enzymatically degrades uric acid in blood samples left at room temperature. Collect blood samples in pre-chilled tubes containing heparin and immediately immerse and maintain sample in an ice water bath. Assay plasma samples within 4 hours of collection.
  • Among the 347 (265 pediatric; 82 adult) patients for whom all adverse reactions (ARs) regardless of severity were assessed in Studies 1, 2 and 3, as well as an uncontrolled safety trial, the most common ARs (≥10%) were vomiting (50%), fever (46%), nausea (27%), headache (26%), abdominal pain (20%), constipation (20%), diarrhea (20%), mucositis (15%), and rash (13%).
  • Among the 275 adult patients in Study 4, hypersensitivity reactions occurred in 4.3% of patients treated with ELITEK alone and 1.1% of patients treated with the ELITEK plus oral allopurinol. Hypersensitivity reactions included arthralgia, injection site irritation, peripheral edema, and rash. The most common Grade 3‐4 ARs regardless of relationship to study drug in Study 4 (ELITEK alone; ELITEK plus oral allopurinol; oral allopurinol alone) were sepsis (5.4%; 6.5%; 4.4%), hypophosphatemia (4.3%; 6.5%; 6.6%), anxiety (3.3%; 0%; 0%), abdominal pain (3.3%; 4.3%; 2.2%), hyperbilirubinemia (3.3%; 2.2%; 4.4%), and increased alanine aminotransferase (3.3%; 4.3%; 2.2%), respectively.
  • The following serious ARs occurred with a difference in incidence of ≥2% in patients receiving ELITEK vs. oral allopurinol in Study 1 and Study 4: pulmonary hemorrhage, respiratory failure, supraventricular arrhythmias, ischemic coronary artery disorders, and abdominal and gastrointestinal infections.

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