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    RYDAPT­ (midostaurin), Novartis

    Indications: Newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that is FLT3 mutation-positive as detected by an FDA-approved test, in combination with standard cytarabine and daunorubicin induction and cytarabine consolidation. Not indicated as a single-agent induction therapy for the treatment of patients with AML. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis (ASM), systemic mastocytosis with associated hematological neoplasm (SM-AHN), or mast cell leukemia. Strong CYP3A4 Inhibitors: Strong CYP3A4 inhibitors may increase (MCL).

    Dosage: AML: 50 mg orally twice daily with food. ASM, SM-AHN, and MCL: 100 mg orally twice daily with food.

    Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to midostaurin or any of the excipients.

    Read the prescribing information here

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