Effective September 6, 2011, Matulane® (procarbazine hydrochloride) capsules (NDC 54482-053-01) will be distributed by Accredo Health Group Inc., a national specialty pharmacy. Click here for information to obtain the product.
Important Safety Information
It is recommended that MATULANE be given only by or under the supervision of a physician experienced in the use of potent antineoplastic drugs. Adequate clinical and laboratory facilities should be available to patients for proper monitoring of treatment.
Matulane is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug or inadequate marrow reserve as demonstrated by bone marrow aspiration. Due consideration of this possible state should be given to each patient who has leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or anemia.
Matulane in combination therapy is a potent chemotherapeutic agent. Before prescribing Matulane, the sections in the Prescribing Information concerning usage in pregnancy, occurrence of secondary cancers, monitoring required in liver and kidney disease, hematologic effects, CNS effects, and potentiation associated with alcohol and MAO inhibitors should be carefully evaluated.
Please see full Prescribing Information for Matulane indications and usage, contraindications, and warnings including boxed WARNINGS, precautions, and adverse reactions.