|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||Arzerra®|
|Drug type||Monoclonal antibody|
|How the drug is given||Intravenously (IV)|
Indications and Usage
Ofatumumab is FDA approved
- For the treatment of patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab.
- For extended treatment of patients who are in complete or partial response after at least two lines of therapy for recurrent or progressive CLL.
- In combination with chlorambucil, for the treatment of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), for whom fludarabine-based therapy is considered inappropriate.
Side effects needing medical attention
Fever; cough; diarrhea; rash; neutropenia (abnormally low white blood count); fatigue; pneumonia; anemia; trouble breathing; nausea; infusion reactions; and upper respiratory tract infection.
In patients with prior hepatitis B (HBV) infection, HBV reactivation may occur when the body's immune system is impaired.
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