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New formulation of MabThera approved for lymphoma
by Eui Kyoung Yoon (ekyeun@dreamdrug.com)
Published : Oct 30, 2014 03:16:21
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on October 27 approved a new subcutaneous formulation of MabThera (rituximab) for the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma resistant to the current therapies.

Intravenous MabThera takes 2.5 hours for infusion, but subcutaneous MabThera takes only 5 minutes for injection. The dose for subcutaneous MabThera is fixed at 1,400 mg. No adjustment is needed.

Subcutaneous MabThera is known to be as safe as intravenous MabThera. The new formulation will provide convenience for patients and providers.

Roche Korea also introduced subcutaneous Herceptin in May. Intravenous Herceptin takes 1.5 hours, but subcutaneous Herceptin takes only 2-5 minutes.
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