XPOVIO® (selinexor) is the only FDA-approved oral medicine of its kind
This XPOVIO + Velcade® (bortezomib) and dexamethasone (Vd) treatment regimen is a combination of 3 different medicines that work together to kill certain cancer cells.
This XPOVIO + Vd treatment regimen is a combination of 3 different medicines that work together to kill certain cancer cells.
In a clinical study, more patients responded to treatment while taking XPOVIO + Vd compared with Vd alone (76% vs 62%, respectively).
Manageable side effects:
The side effects of XPOVIO are generally manageable and/or reversible with appropriate care.
Taken at home:
XPOVIO is a once-weekly pill that you take orally (by mouth) at home.
Velcade® is a registered trademark of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
How well did patients with multiple myeloma (MM) respond to the XPOVIO treatment regimen?
In a study called the BOSTON trial, patients who had at least one prior treatment for their MM were studied. A combination of 3 therapies was given to treat their MM: XPOVIO and Velcade® (bortezomib) + dexamethasone (Vd).
XPOVIO + Vd helped patients live longer without their cancer getting worseThis means that 50% of the patients taking XPOVIO + Vd lived at least 14 months without their cancer getting worse.
How many patients responded to the XPOVIO treatment regimen?
More patients responded to XPOVIO + Vd than Vd alone
About XPOVIO® (selinexor)
What is XPO1 and why does it matter?
- Healthy cells have a protein called XPO1 that is responsible for carrying important materials in and out of the core of the cell (the nucleus)
- Many of these materials help fight cancer, but only when they are inside the nucleus
XPOVIO helps to restore the body’s own tumor defense system by blocking XPO1
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See the video below for how XPOVIO works.
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What are possible side effects of XPOVIO® (selinexor)?
XPOVIO has a well-established safety profile. Side effects are generally manageable and/or reversible with appropriate care.
XPOVIO may cause serious side effects, including:
Low platelet counts
Low white blood cell counts
Neurological side effects
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite and weight loss
Decreased sodium levels in your blood
New or worsening cataract, cloudiness or loss of transparency in the lens of the eye
Common side effects of XPOVIO include:
Low red blood cell count (anemia)
Shortness of breath
Increased blood sugar
Changes in body salt and mineral levels in your blood
Changes in kidney and liver function blood tests
How do I take XPOVIO® (selinexor)?
XPOVIO is a pill you take orally (by mouth). The recommended dose is 100 mg once per week.
YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER MAY CHANGE YOUR DOSE OF XPOVIO. ALWAYS TAKE XPOVIO EXACTLY AS PRESCRIBED.
- When you take the XPOVIO treatment regimen (3 medicines), you will take each medication as prescribed throughout this week
- Your healthcare provider may prescribe additional medicines to help prevent nausea/vomiting during treatment with XPOVIO
- Take your medications as prescribed by your healthcare provider and be sure to let them know how you are feeling along the way
What else should I know about taking XPOVIO?
- Talk to your healthcare provider before you change your dose or stop taking XPOVIO
- Swallow XPOVIO whole with water. Never break, chew, crush, or divide the tablet
- Take any medicines your healthcare provider prescribes for nausea/vomiting before and during treatment with XPOVIO
- Tell your healthcare provider if the medicines don’t help with nausea/vomiting
- Drink enough fluids during treatment to prevent dehydration
- Eat enough calories to prevent weight loss during treatment
- If you miss a dose of XPOVIO, take your next dose at your next regularly scheduled day and time
- If you vomit after taking a dose of XPOVIO, do not take an extra dose. Take your next dose at your next regularly scheduled day and time
- If you take too much XPOVIO, call your healthcare provider right away
- Do not share your XPOVIO prescription with other people
Your healthcare provider will do blood tests before you start taking XPOVIO, more often during the first 3 months of treatment, and then as needed.
What should I ask my healthcare team before taking XPOVIO?
- Which anti-nausea medicines will I take prior to treatment with XPOVIO?
- How often will I need a blood test while taking XPOVIO?
- How do I ensure I stay hydrated while taking XPOVIO?
- Should I expect to lose weight while taking XPOVIO? How much?
- Will my dose be changed throughout treatment with XPOVIO?
- How will my side effects be managed?
- What should I do if I have a new side effect or symptom?
- What should I know if I’m taking other medications?
TELL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER ABOUT ALL THE MEDICINES YOU TAKE, INCLUDING PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINES, VITAMINS, AND HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS.
What support and resources are available?
KaryForward® is a patient support program by Karyopharm Therapeutics® Inc. dedicated to providing assistance and resources to you and your caregiver for XPOVIO® (selinexor).
The KaryForward program is here to help you every step of the way during your treatment journey:
- Understand your benefits
- File claims
- Provide support during insurance appeals
- Find out what is covered by your insurance
- Access Karyopharm medications, even if there are unexpected delays or interruptions
- Qualify for the XPOVIO Copay Program and pay as little as $5 for each XPOVIO prescription, or
- If eligible, get XPOVIO at no cost to you
Support and resources
- Nurse Case Managers who can provide education, prescription instructions, and emotional and ongoing support
- Referrals to additional third-party support, such as transportation assistance
*Reimbursement Specialists are available to answer questions about the insurance approval process.
For Caregivers: How do I take care of myself when I’m caring for someone taking XPOVIO?
The physical and emotional demands of being a caregiver can take a toll over time
You may experience:
- Getting sick more often
- Losing sleep
Tips for caring for yourself include:
- Consider finding a support group online or in your local area, or connecting with people who understand what you may be going through
- If you have questions or support needs, talk to the nurse, social worker, or your loved one’s healthcare provider
- Consider practicing yoga or meditation to help relieve stress
For Caregivers: What should I know about caring for someone taking XPOVIO?
When caring for someone taking XPOVIO, keep in mind:
- The dosing schedule for XPOVIO and anti-nausea medicines will be determined by the healthcare professional
- Call the healthcare provider if your loved one experiences any new or worsening side effects
- The healthcare team will do blood tests before your loved one starts taking XPOVIO, more often during the first 3 months of treatment, and then as needed
- Encourage your loved one to drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious food while on XPOVIO
Join the KaryForward Support Program and you and your loved ones will receive:
- Helpful caregiver resources
- XPOVIO Patient Education Starter Kit
- Personalized support from Nurse Case Managers
- Information about financial resources
Helpful tools and resources
When caring for patients taking XPOVIO, keep in mind:
Whether you’re living with multiple myeloma (MM) or supporting a loved one with MM, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are a number of valuable resources and organizations available to help. Use the following materials and links to get the support you need and deserve.
What additional support is available for me?
General Cancer ResourcesAmerican Cancer Society www.cancer.org 800-227-2345 CancerCare www.cancercare.org 800-813-HOPE (4673)
To maintain the independence of these organizations, Karyopharm Therapeutics® Inc. does not endorse or recommend any of the advocacy groups or services on this list and is not responsible for the content of these sites or services. Be sure to speak with your loved one’s healthcare professional before making any changes to their treatment plan.
What is XPOVIO?
XPOVIO® (selinexor) is a prescription medicine used:
in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone (XVd) to treat adult
patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior
Your healthcare provider will do blood tests before you start taking XPOVIO, and often during the first 3 months of treatment, and then as needed during treatment.
XPOVIO can cause serious side effects, including:
- Low platelet counts. Low platelet counts are common with XPOVIO and can lead to bleeding, which can be severe and can sometimes cause death.