ROSZET REDUCES LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL
(LDL-C) IN ADULTS WITH PRIMARY HYPERLIPIDEMIA
In a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging study in patients with hyperlipidemia, rosuvastatin given as a single daily dose for 6 weeks significantly reduced Total-C, LDL-C, non-HDLC, and Apo B, across the dose range.
Dose-Response of Rosuvastatin Monotherapy in Patients with Hyperlipidemia
(Adjusted Mean % Change from Baseline at Week 6)
Ezetimibe added to ongoing statin therapy
IIn a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 8-week study, 769 patients with primary hyperlipidemia, known coronary heart disease or multiple cardiovascular risk factors who were already receiving statin monotherapy, but who had not met their NCEP ATP II target LDL-C goal were randomized to receive either ezetimibe or placebo in addition to their ongoing statin. Ezetimibe, added to ongoing statin therapy, significantly lowered total-C, LDL-C, Apo B, non-HDL-C, and TG, and increased HDL-C compared with a statin administered alone. LDL-C reductions induced by ezetimibe were generally consistent across all statins
Response to Addition of Ezetimibe to Ongoing Statin Therapy 1 in Patients with Hyperlipidemia
(Mean 2 % Change from Treated Baseline3)
1 . Patients receiving each statin: 40% atorvastatin, 31% simvastatin, 29% others (pravastatin, fluvastatin, cerivastatin, lovastatin)
2. For triglycerides, median % change from baseline
3 . Baseline – on a statin alone
4. Ezetimibe + statin significantly reduced total-C, LDL-C, Apo B, non-HDL-C, and TG and increased HDL-C compared to statin alone
Important Safety Information
Indications and Usage
As an adjunct to diet in patients with primary non-familial hyperlipidemia to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).
Alone or as an adjunct to other LDL-C-lowering therapies in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) to reduce LDL-C.
Important Safety Information
Contraindications: ROSZET is contraindicated in patients with active liver disease or decompensated cirrhosis, and hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis: ROSZET may cause myopathy (muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with creatine kinase [CK] above ten times the upper limit of normal) and rhabdomyolysis. Acute kidney injury secondary to myoglobinuria and rare fatalities have occurred as a result of rhabdomyolysis with statins, including rosuvastatin.
Risk factors for myopathy include age 65 years or greater, uncontrolled hypothyroidism, renal impairment, concomitant use with certain other drugs including other lipid-lowering therapies, and higher ROSZET dosage; Asian patients on ROSZET may be at higher risk for myopathy. The myopathy risk is greater in patients taking ROSZET 40 mg/10 mg daily compared with lower ROSZET dosages.
The concomitant use of ROSZET with cyclosporine or gemfibrozil is not recommended. ROSZET dosage modifications are recommended for patients taking certain anti-viral medications, darolutamide, and regorafenib. Niacin, fibrates, and colchicine may also increase the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis.
Discontinue ROSZET if markedly elevated CK levels occur or myopathy is diagnosed or suspected. Muscle symptoms and CK increases may resolve if ROSZET is discontinued. Instruct patients to promptly report any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever.
Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy: There have been rare reports of immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM), an autoimmune myopathy, associated with statin use. IMNM is characterized by: proximal muscle weakness and elevated serum creatine kinase, which persist despite discontinuation of statin treatment; positive anti-HMG CoA reductase antibody; muscle biopsy showing necrotizing myopathy; and improvement with immunosuppressive agents. Treatment with immunosuppressive agents may be required. Consider risk of IMNM carefully prior to initiation of a different statin. If therapy is initiated with a different statin, monitor for signs and symptoms of IMNM.
Hepatic Dysfunction: Increases in serum transaminases have occurred with rosuvastatin. Consider liver enzyme testing before ROSZET initiation and thereafter, when clinically indicated. There have been rare post marketing reports of fatal and non-fatal hepatic failure in patients taking statins, including rosuvastatin. Patients who consume substantial quantities of alcohol and/or have a history of liver disease may be at increased risk for hepatic injury. If serious hepatic injury with clinical symptoms and/or hyperbilirubinemia or jaundice occurs, promptly discontinue ROSZET.
Proteinuria and Hematuria: Dipstick-positive proteinuria and microscopic hematuria were observed among rosuvastatin treated patients. These findings were more frequent in patients taking rosuvastatin 40 mg, when compared to lower doses of rosuvastatin or comparator statins, though it was generally transient and was not associated with worsening renal function. Although the clinical significance of this finding is unknown, consider a dose reduction for patients on ROSZET therapy with unexplained persistent proteinuria and/or hematuria during routine urinalysis testing.
HbA1c and Fasting Serum Glucose: Increases in HbA1c and fasting serum glucose levels have been reported with statins, including rosuvastatin. Based on clinical trial data with rosuvastatin, in some instances these increases may exceed the threshold for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus.
Adverse Reactions: Most frequent adverse reactions (incidence >2% and greater than placebo) for rosuvastatin in clinical trials are: headache, nausea, myalgia, asthenia, dizziness, asthenia, constipation, and abdominal pain. Other adverse reactions reported in clinical studies were hypersensitivity (including rash, pruritus, urticaria, and angioedema), and pancreatitis. For ezetimibe co-administered with a statin most frequent adverse reactions (incidence >2% and greater than statin alone) are nasopharyngitis, myalgia, upper respiratory tract infection, arthralgia, diarrhea, back pain, influenza, pain in extremity, and fatigue. For ezetimibe monotherapy most frequent adverse reactions (incidence >2% and greater than placebo) are upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, arthralgia, sinusitis, pain in extremity, fatigue and influenza.
There have been rare post marketing reports of cognitive impairment (e.g., memory loss, forgetfulness, amnesia, memory impairment, confusion) associated with statin use, including ROSZET. These cognitive issues have been reported for all statins. The reports are generally nonserious, and reversible upon statin discontinuation.
Gemfibrozil or Cyclosporin: Avoid concomitant use with ROSZET.
Antivirals: Avoid concomitant use or adjust dose of ROSZET.
Darolutamide: Do not exceed ROSZET 5 mg/10 mg once daily.
Regorafenib: Do not exceed ROSZET 10 mg/10 mg once daily.
Fenofibrates, Niacin, Colchicine: Consider risks and benefits of concomitant use with ROSZET.
Warfarin: Obtain INR before ROSZET initiation and monitor INR during ROSZET initiation or dosage adjustment.
Use in Specific Populations: Discontinue ROSZET when pregnancy is recognized as it may cause fetal harm. Breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with ROSZET.
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SAFETY AND TOLERABILITY
Roszet adverse experiences are expected to be similar to those with co-administered rosuvastatin and
ezetimibe taken separately.
In double-blind, controlled (placebo- or active-controlled) clinical trials of rosuvastatin, 5394 patients with primary hyperlipidemia were treated for a duration of up to 12 weeks. Adverse reactions reported in ≥2% of patients in placebo-controlled clinical studies and at a rate greater than placebo were:
Other adverse reactions reported in clinical studies were abdominal pain, dizziness, hypersensitivity (including rash, pruritus, urticaria, and angioedema), and pancreatitis.
Ezetimibe Combination with Statins
In 28 double-blind, controlled (placebo- or active-controlled) clinical trials, 11,308 patients with primary
hyperlipidemia (48% women, 85% Caucasians, 7% Blacks, 4% Hispanics, 3% Asians) and elevated LDL-C
were treated with ezetimibe concurrently with or added to ongoing statin therapy for a median treatment
duration of 8 weeks. Clinical adverse reactions reported in ≥2% of patients treated with ezetimibe + statin
and at an incidence greater than statin were:
All Statins = all doses of statins
The incidence of consecutive increased transaminases (≥3x ULN) was higher in patients receiving ezetimibe administered with statins (1.3%) than in patients treated with statins alone (0.4%). These elevations in transaminases were generally asymptomatic, not associated with cholestasis, and returned to baseline a er discontinuation of therapy or with continued treatment.