Cytoprotective and supportive care agents:
Indications for ZINECARD:
To reduce the incidence and severity of cardiomyopathy associated with doxorubicin administration in women with metastatic breast cancer who have received a cumulative doxorubicin dose of 300mg/m2 and will continue to receive doxorubicin therapy to maintain tumor control.
Give by slow IV push or rapid drip IV infusion. Doxorubicin should be administered within 30 minutes after starting Zinecard infusion. Administer in 10:1 ratio (eg, 500mg/m2 Zinecard: 50mg/m2 doxorubicin). Renal impairment (CrCl <40mL/min): reduce ratio to 5:1 (eg, 250mg/m2 Zinecard: 50mg/m2 doxorubicin). Hepatic impairment: may need to reduce doxorubicin dose, therefore Zinecard dose must be reduced (maintaining 10:1 ratio).
Chemotherapy regimens that do not contain an anthracycline.
Not recommended for use with initiation of doxorubicin. Renal or hepatic impairment. Monitor cardiac function and for myelosuppression; obtain CBCs frequently. Pregnancy (Cat.D); avoid. Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Inj site pain, myelosuppression, possible secondary malignancies (see literature).
Generic Drug Availability:
Single-use vial—1 (w. diluent)