INTEGRATING CAMCEVI® INTO ADVANCED
PROSTATE CANCER CARE: KEY CLINICAL
AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
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GnRH Agonists in Advanced Prostate Cancer Care
of Advanced Prostate
Cancer: The Role of
Integrating CAMCEVI Into Your Practice
CAMCEVI Coding, Reimbursement, and Insurance Assistance
Paul Sieber MD, FACS
Keystone Urology Specialists
Do not use CAMCEVI in patients with hypersensitivity to GnRH, GnRH agonist analogs, or any of the components of CAMCEVI as anaphylactic reactions to these drugs have been reported in the medical literature.
CAMCEVI, like other GnRH agonists, causes a transient increase in serum levels of testosterone during the first week of treatment which can cause transient worsening of symptoms. As with other GnRH agonists, cases of ureteral obstruction, spinal cord compression, have been observed, which may contribute to paralysis with or without fatal complications.
Patients with metastatic vertebral lesions and/or with urinary tract obstruction should be closely observed during the first few weeks of therapy.
Hyperglycemia and an increased risk of developing diabetes have been reported in men receiving GnRH agonists. Blood glucose levels should be monitored and managed according to current clinical practice.
Increased risk of myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, and stroke has been reported in association with the use of GnRH agonists. The risk appears low based on the reported odds ratios and should be evaluated carefully along with cardiovascular risk factors when determining a treatment for patients with prostate cancer. Patients should be monitored for cardiovascular disease and according to current clinical practice.
Androgen deprivation therapy may prolong the QT interval. Consider periodic monitoring of electrocardiograms and electrolytes.
Convulsions have been reported in patients receiving GnRH agonists, like CAMCEVI. Patients experiencing convulsions should be managed according to the current clinical practice.
Monitor serum levels of testosterone following injection of CAMCEVI.
Based on findings in animal studies and mechanism of action, CAMCEVI may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant women.
The most common (≥10%) adverse reactions during a median follow-up of 336 days were hot flush, hypertension, injection site reactions, upper respiratory tract infections, musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and pain in extremity.
CAMCEVI is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with advanced prostate cancer.