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Brand name: Darzalex SC TM

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Active ingredients: daratumumab

What it is used for

DARZALEX SC is indicated for the treatment of patients:, with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma:,- who are eligible for autologous stem cell transplant. For use in combination with:,-bortezomib, thalidomide, and dexamethasone.,- who are ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant. For use in combination with: - bortezomib, melphalan and prednisone, or - lenalidomide and dexamethasone. with multiple myeloma who have received: - at least one prior therapy. For use in combination with: - bortezomib and dexamethasone, or - lenalidomide and dexamethasone. - at least three prior lines of therapy including a proteasome inhibitor (PI) and an immunomodulatory agent or who are refractory to both a PI and an immunomodulatory agent. For use as: - monotherapy. DARZALEX SC in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone, is indicated for the treatment of patients with light chain AL amyloidosis.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Shake
  • Protect from direct sunlight
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Colourless to yellow, clear to opalescent, preservative-free solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on May 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient daratumumab

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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