1 A Patient s Guide to Treating Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Last week, my granddaughter asked me to take her fishing. Yesterday, we bought her a rod. Today, she caught her first speckled trout. P.S. I m living with Relapsed CLL. ZYDELIG is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in combination with Rituxan (rituximab) when CLL comes back after prior cancer treatment when Rituxan treatment alone may be used due to other health problems. Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide with important warnings on serious side effects that can lead to death, including liver problems, severe diarrhea, lung or breathing problems, and tear in intestinal wall (perforation).
2 Important Safety Information Introduction What is the most important information I should know about ZYDELIG? ZYDELIG can cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including: Liver problems. Your doctor will do blood tests before and during your treatment with ZYDELIG to check for liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you get yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eyes (jaundice), dark or brown (tea colored) urine, pain in the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen), or bleeding or bruising more easily than normal. Severe diarrhea. Diarrhea is common with ZYDELIG and can sometimes be severe. Tell your doctor right away if the number of bowel movements you have in a day increases by 6 or more. Ask your doctor about medicines you can take to treat your diarrhea. Lung or breathing problems. Your doctor may do tests to check your lungs if you have breathing problems during treatment with ZYDELIG. Tell your doctor right away if you get new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or wheezing. Tear in intestinal wall (perforation). Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you get new or worsening stomach area (abdomen) pain, chills, fever, nausea, or vomiting. If you have any of the above serious side effects during treatment with ZYDELIG, your doctor may completely stop your treatment, stop your treatment for a period of time, or change your dose of ZYDELIG. You ve always known this could happen, and now it has. Your Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) has returned, or relapsed. That means that your leukemia cells are, once again, growing and crowding out the normal, healthy blood cells. This time around though, your doctor has decided to try something different for your relapsed CLL an alternative treatment approach. With ZYDELIG. ZYDELIG is used in combination with Rituxan (rituximab) when CLL comes back after prior cancer treatment when Rituxan treatment alone may be used due to other health problems that a patient may have. This brochure provides an informative guide to ZYDELIG how it works, what to expect with your treatment, side effects, and accessing the medication. Please read through each section carefully, and jot down any questions you may have for your healthcare team. Table of Contents About Relapsed CLL 4 About ZYDELIG 7 How to Take ZYDELIG 8 Important Safety Information about ZYDELIG 2,10 Information to Help Manage Side Effects 14 Patient and Caregiver Resources 20 Glossary
3 Relapsed CLL As you know, relapsed CLL means that, following at least one treatment regimen and subsequent remission, your leukemia cells are, once again, growing and crowding out your other, healthy blood cells. How was I diagnosed? It s not uncommon for a relapse diagnosis to take you by surprise. You may be feeling relatively well, with no or few symptoms, when you hear the news. Chances are your doctor confirmed your diagnosis through a combination of your medical history and one or more of the following tests: a physical examination blood and/or bone marrow tests genetic analysis computed tomography (CAT scan) Staging my CLL Once your healthcare team has confirmed that you have relapsed CLL, they will have to determine how advanced it is, in order to develop the best treatment plan for you. Having been through this before, you may already be familiar with the different CLL stages and their symptoms. Rai Staging System Stages Symptoms Early 0 High blood lymphocyte count Intermediate I II High blood lymphocyte count Swollen lymph nodes High blood lymphocyte count Swollen spleen or liver Possibility of swollen lymph nodes About Relapsed CLL Advanced III IV High blood lymphocyte count Low red blood cell count (anemia) Possibility of swollen lymph nodes, spleen, or liver High blood lymphocyte count Too few blood platelets Possibility of anemia or swollen lymph nodes, spleen, or liver 4 5
4 New Ways to Treat Relapsed CLL About ZYDELIG Before beginning treatment for your relapsed CLL, it s important that you understand the goals of therapy. They include: slowing the growth of your CLL cells providing you with periods of remission living longer without your disease getting worse Having had CLL before, you re probably familiar with more conventional treatments. These include chemotherapy, where one or more medications are used to destroy fast-growing cells (including your cancer cells), and antibody therapy, which kills tumor cells directly or indirectly. However, CLL treatment continues to evolve. With promising results from clinical trials, the outlook for patients with this disease is looking better and better. In fact, nowadays, there are new classes of treatments designed to block the growth and survival of B cells, some of which are cancerous. One such drug is a Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase (PI3K) delta inhibitor. An alternative way to treat your relapsed CLL ZYDELIG is a PI3K delta inhibitor. This means ZYDELIG targets PI3K delta, one of the proteins responsible for leukemia and other cell growth. ZYDELIG is the first of a new class of drug for patients with returning or relapsed CLL who can only take Rituxan due to other health issues. ZYDELIG is taken in combination with Rituxan to treat your relapsed CLL. ZYDELIG helps stop the growth of your cancer cells ZYDELIG blocks a signal that helps cancerous B cells and normal B cells grow and survive. For many patients, blocking this signal can help slow the cancer from progressing. Unlike chemotherapy, ZYDELIG initially causes the leukemia blood cell count to go up as the lymph nodes and other components of CLL go down. In most patients, this is followed by a decline in the leukemia blood cells over time. Adding ZYDELIG has been proven effective In a clinical trial of 220 relapsed CLL patients, 66% of patients treated with ZYDELIG plus Rituxan experienced no disease progression at one year, compared to 13% of patients treated with Rituxan alone. The main purpose, or primary endpoint, of this study was progressionfree survival; meaning how long patients would live without their cancer getting worse. In this study, patients on ZYDELIG plus Rituxan had longer progressionfree survival than those taking Rituxan alone. About ZYDELIG 6 7
5 How to Take ZYDELIG General DOs and DON Ts ZYDELIG is a pill you take twice a day DO 1) Take ZYDELIG exactly as directed by your doctor. a day Take anti-nausea medicine 2) Take ZYDELIG whole, with or without food. recommended starting dose 150 mg* OR reduced dose 100 mg* 3) Try to take ZYDELIG at the same times every day (setting reminder alarms can help). Depending on how you re doing Eat smaller your meals, doctor more may often prescribe the reduced dose. 4) Give your doctor and pharmacist a list of all the other medicines you re taking, and inform them of any medication changes. If you miss a dose of ZYDELIG It s important NOT to miss a dose of ZYDELIG. However, if it happens, there s no need to worry. Just get right back into your usual routine by following the directions below: If you miss a dose within 6 hours, take the missed dose right away, and the next dose at your usual time. If it s been more than 6 hours since your missed dose, wait and take the next dose at your usual time. *Not actual size. 5) Store ZYDELIG at room temperature, in its original container and ALWAYS out of the reach of children. DON T 1) Don t change your ZYDELIG dose, without first talking to your doctor. 2) Don t stop taking your ZYDELIG without first talking to your doctor. 3) Don t take prescription, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins or herbal supplements, without first consulting your doctor. Some of these may interact with ZYDELIG. 4) Don t use your ZYDELIG if the seal over the bottle opening is broken or missing. How to Take ZYDELIG 8 9
6 Important Safety Information about ZYDELIG What is the most important information I should know about ZYDELIG? ZYDELIG can cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including: 10 Liver problems Your doctor will do blood tests before and during your treatment with ZYDELIG to check for liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms of liver problems: yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eyes (jaundice) dark or brown (tea colored) urine pain in the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen) bleeding or bruising more easily than normal Severe diarrhea Diarrhea is common with ZYDELIG and can sometimes be severe. Tell your doctor right away if the number of your daily bowel movements increases by 6 or more. Ask your doctor about medicines you can take to treat your diarrhea. Lung or breathing problems Your doctor may do tests to check your lungs if you have breathing problems during treatment with ZYDELIG. Tell your doctor right away if you: get new or worsening cough difficulty breathing shortness of breath wheezing Tear in intestinal wall (perforation) Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you get: new or worsening stomach area (abdomen) pain chills nausea fever vomiting If you have any of the above serious side effects during treatment with ZYDELIG, your doctor may completely stop your treatment, stop your treatment for a period of time, or change your dose of ZYDELIG. Who should not take ZYDELIG? If your doctor determines you have a history of serious allergic or skin reactions. What are the other possible side effects of ZYDELIG? ZYDELIG can cause serious side effects, including: Severe skin reactions. Tell your doctor if you get painful sores or ulcers on your skin, lips, or in your mouth, or severe rash with blisters or peeling skin. Serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have a serious allergic reaction. Low white blood cell count (neutropenia). Your doctor will check your blood counts regularly during treatment with ZYDELIG. Tell your doctor right away if you have a fever or any signs of an infection. 11 Important Safety Information about ZYDELIG
7 Important Safety Information about ZYDELIG The most common side effects of ZYDELIG include fever, feeling tired, nausea, cough, stomach area (abdomen) pain, and chills. What should I tell my doctor before taking ZYDELIG? All of your medical conditions, including if you have liver, lung, or breathing problems. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. ZYDELIG may harm your unborn baby. Women who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control (contraception) during treatment with ZYDELIG and for 1 month after stopping treatment. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment with ZYDELIG. If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You and your doctor should decide if you will take ZYDELIG or breastfeed. You should not do both. All the medicines you take, including prescription and overthe-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ZYDELIG and certain other medicines may affect each other. Most Common Side Effects in the ZYDELIG Trial The most common side effects observed in >20% of patients with ZYDELIG plus Rituxan are shown in the chart below. Side Effect ZYDELIG + Rituxan n=110 PLACEBO + Rituxan n=108 Fever 35% 17% Nausea 25% 21% Pneumonia 23% 18% Diarrhea 21% 16% Chills 21% 16% Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of ZYDELIG. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call FDA You can also call GILEAD-5 ( )
8 Get Physical Get Physical Information to Help Manage Side Effects Fatigue One of the most common side effects of ZYDELIG therapy is extreme tiredness, or fatigue. You may be experiencing Get your sleep fatigue if you can t seem to get enough sleep, have trouble focusing and sometimes even get confused, and have lost interest in Get your sleep doing many of the things you usually do. Tips to help manage fatigue Get your sleep Having good sleep habits is another way to manage fatigue. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Avoid napping for more than 1 hour during the day, and stay away from foods and drinks high in caffeine, Avoid these such foods as coffee, and drinks tea and chocolate. Information to Help Manage Side Effects a day day The tips included come from organizations focused on supporting people with cancer. This information is not meant to replace your doctor s advice. Be sure to talk to your doctor before you try any of these tips. Be active Eat Certain Foods Take Take anti-nausea anti-nausea medicine medicine Eat Certain Foods Believe it or not, sometimes a little physical activity can go a long way to relieving fatigue. Your doctor Eat can tell you Eat smaller how smaller meals, to add meals, more often exercise more oftento your day. If you re feeling stressed, talk to your doctor, a counselor, Drink family member, friend or support Drink more more liquids liquids each each day day group about it. Doing some relaxation exercises may also help. Avoid Avoid these these foods foods and and drinks drinks 14 Anti-diarrhea Anti-diarrhea medicine medicine 15
9 Information to Help Manage Side Effects Get Physical ine often Nausea While taking ZYDELIG, you may Drink also more liquids experience each day nausea the feeling of being sick to your stomach. ZYDELIG is a pill you take twice a day Tips to help manage nausea Get your sleep Take anti-nausea medicine Take anti-nausea medicine Your doctor may prescribe you something to relieve your nausea. It s important to take your anti-nausea medicine, as directed Avoid by these your foods doctor. and drinks day The tips included come from organizations focused on supporting people with cancer. This information is not meant to replace your doctor s advice. Be sure to talk to your doctor before you try any of these tips. Get Physical drinks Avoid certain foods Eat Certain Foods If you re experiencing nausea, it s best to avoid greasy, fried, salty, sweet or spicy foods. Bland choices Avoid are these your foods best and bet drinks here. Get your sleep If certain smells bother you, ask others to cook for you, and let your food cool down before eating it. drinks Eat and drink enough If you re having a hard time drinking a full glass of water at a time, try taking small sips throughout the day. Eat Certain Foods Instead of eating 3 big meals per day, try having 5-6 small ones
10 Information to Help Manage Side Effects Diarrhea ZYDELIG is a pill you take twice a day Get your sleep Get Physical Eat Certain Foods Get your sleep ine ine e often often Eat Certain Foods day day drinks drinks One common side effect of ZYDELIG therapy is diarrhea, or frequent and watery bowel movements. While it can happen any time during treatment, most severe forms of diarrhea often occur around 7 months. Be sure to tell your doctor or nurse right away if the number of bowel movements you have in a day increases by 6 or more. If you experience serious diarrhea during treatment with ZYDELIG, your doctor may completely stop your treatment, stop your treatment for a period of time, or change your dose of ZYDELIG. Avoid using ZYDELIG with Get Physical other drugs that cause diarrhea. Tips to help manage diarrhea 18 The tips included come from organizations focused on supporting people with cancer. This information is not meant to replace your doctor s advice. Be sure to talk to your doctor before you try any of these tips. Instead of 3 big meals, eat 5 or 6 small meals each day. ZYDELIG is a pill you take twice a day Get your sleep Drink 8 to 12 cups of clear liquid per day. Clear broth, gelatin and an electrolyte drink are good choices for most people. Talk to your Eat Certain Foods doctor to make sure it is safe for you. Take anti-nausea medicine Coffee, tea, alcohol and sweets. High-fiber foods, such as whole grain breads, granola and bran cereals. Raw vegetables Take anti-nausea and medicine fruits. Most canned fruits and vegetables are okay. Foods that cause gas, like broccoli and cabbage. Fresh and dried fruit. Fried, greasy or spicy foods. Milk, cheese and other dairy products. Make sure to tell your doctor or nurse if your diarrhea continues. Diarrhea caused by ZYDELIG doesn t respond well to common anti-diarrhea medicines. Ask your doctor about other treatment options. 19
11 Patient and Caregiver Resources Staying informed about your disease and treatment can help you feel more confident in your fight. Here are a few helpful patient websites, advocacy groups, forums and social media resources. We encourage you to read up and reach out as much as you can, throughout your treatment journey. Information and Advocacy Groups * Leukemia Sites Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Focus on CLL General and cancer-related support Cancer Care Patient and Caregiver Resources American Cancer Society Cancer Support Community Patient Power National Comprehensive Cancer Network N/A N/A * These resources are provided as a convenience, but they are not controlled by Gilead. Gilead is not responsible for the content or your use of these resources
12 Glossary Antibody Antibodies are proteins the body makes to fight back when it notices substances or small particles that shouldn t be there. These may be things that are trying to attack the body (like bacteria, viruses or fungi) or chemicals. Fatigue Feeling extreme tiredness, and not able to do everyday things due to lack of energy. LFT see Liver Function Test. Antibody therapy Antibody therapy is when antibodies are used as a treatment for diseases such as cancer. B cell B cells are a type of white blood cells that form part of the body s natural defense system. Their role in this system is to make antibodies. B cells are sometimes also called B lymphocytes. Chemotherapy A type of drug used for the treatment of cancer. CLL see Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Also called CLL. A type of cancer where the body contains too many immature white blood cells (white blood cells are part of the body s natural defense system). These immature white blood cells mostly collect in the blood and bone marrow. Liver Function Test Also called LFT. A blood test that helps show how well your liver is working and can identify possible reactions to medications on liver function. Lymphocytes A specific type of white blood cell. They play an important part in the body s natural defense system (the immune system ). There are two main types of lymphocytes B lymphocytes (B cells) and T lymphocytes (T cells). Each has a different role in helping to protect the body against things that should not be there. Molecule A single unit of a particular substance. Each unit is built in the exact same way, with the same number of building blocks arranged in the same pattern. Neutropenia A decrease below normal in the concentration of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell. Glossary Diarrhea frequent, watery bowel movements
13 Glossary PI3-Kinase, or PI3K Short for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. A protein found inside a B cell. It is one of the molecules that play a part in the growth of cancerous B cells and normal B cells. It is the growth of these cells that leads to the development of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Pl3-Kinase (Pl3K) inhibitor A chemical substance that slows down, interferes with or reduces the action of PI3-Kinase, or PI3K. ZYDELIG is a PI3-Kinase inhibitor. Placebo A treatment that does not contain any active ingredients, but looks the same, and is taken in the same way as a real medicine or treatment. Rai Staging System A ranking system used to categorize the different stages of disease in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Relapse The return of the signs and symptoms of a patient s disease following a period of improvement. Side effect A health problem that occurs when a treatment a patient is taking to help fight their disease also has an unwanted effect on their body. Stages The different stages of cancer are a way to describe how far the cancer has spread in the body. Primary Endpoint A primary endpoint is the main goal or purpose of a drug study, to test whether or not a treatment does what it is intended to do. Progression In terms of cancer, progression means either the spreading of cancer to other areas of the body or when the cancer becomes worse. Progression-Free Survival (PFS) In clinical trials, progressionfree survival is the duration of time that patients remain alive without their disease becoming any worse
14 Notes Enrolling in ZYDELIG AccessConnect is simple. Here are three easy ways to get started today: 1) Complete and sign the ZYDELIG AccessConnect enrollment form at your doctor s office or 2) Call toll-free at ACCESS ( ) to get enrolled directly or 3) Contact your specialty pharmacy for ZYDELIG AccessConnect enrollment information. 26 Please see Important Safety Information on page 2 and pages and accompanying full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide with
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Patient Information Neulasta (nu-las-tah) (pegfilgrastim) injection Single-Dose Prefilled Syringe What is Neulasta? Neulasta is a man-made form of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). G-CSF is
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Digestive problems are among the most common conditions affecting Americans today. There are many different types of digestive problems, from gastrointestinal infections that
Understanding Your Blood Counts Blood counts measure the number of each type of cell in your blood. When you have cancer, you will have blood tests regularly to check your blood counts. Read more about
TB Get the Facts About Tuberculosis Disease What s Inside: Read this brochure today to learn how to protect your family and friends from TB. Then share it with people in your life. 2 Contents Get the facts,
Biological Therapies for Cancer Key Points Biological therapies use the body's immune system to fight cancer or to lessen the side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments. Biological therapies
For the Patient: Capecitabine Other names: XELODA Capecitabine (kape-site-a-been) is a drug that is used to treat some types of cancers. It is a tablet that you take by mouth. The tablet contains lactose.
Understanding relapsed mantle cell lymphoma A guide for patients and caregivers VELCADE (bortezomib) is approved for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (a cancer of the plasma cells). VELCADE
Drug Treatment Information for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Improving life for people affected by Colitis and Crohn s Disease National Association For Colitis and Crohn s Disease Methotrexate
Rifapentine (Priftin ) Rifapentine (RIF uh PEN teen) is the generic name for Priftin. This medicine is used to treat latent tuberculosis infection, or latent TBI. This is when the TB germ is in your body,
Presenting the SUTENT Patient Call Center. Please see patient Medication Guide and full prescribing information attached. We re here to support you. Dealing with cancer is a journey. Along the way, you
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET Kopen 250mg Tablets Phenoxymethylpenicillin Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking your medicine. Keep this leaflet. You may need it again. If you have further
DISCUSSION GUIDE DISCUSSION GUIDE REVIEW YOUR MS RELAPSE TREATMENT OPTIONS WITH YOUR DOCTOR TODAY Please see the Important Safety Information on pages 4 6 and the accompanying full Prescribing Information.
Medication Guide OPSUMIT (OP-sum-it) (macitentan) tablets Read this Medication Guide for Opsumit before you start taking Opsumit and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication
Guidelines for drinking fluids to stay hydrated Fluids come from the beverages you drink and the foods that you eat. This handout will focus on the fluids you drink to stay hydrated. How much fluid you
Thinking about donating stem cells or bone marrow? Information for potential donors From the Bone Marrow Transplant Team at Hamilton Health Sciences, 2015. Thinking about donating stem cells? Reading this
Blood Transfusion Introduction Blood transfusions can save lives. Every second, someone in the world needs a blood transfusion. Blood transfusions can replace the blood lost from a serious injury or surgery.
Leukemia Understanding your diagnosis Leukemia Understanding your diagnosis When you first hear that you have cancer, you may feel alone and afraid. You may be overwhelmed by the large amount of information
A ragweed pollen as a treatment for a ragweed allergy? It s called immunotherapy. RAGWITEK is a prescription medicine used for sublingual (under the tongue) immunotherapy to treat ragweed pollen allergies