Choosing Multiple Myeloma Regimens

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Gabriel Hinojosa, PharmD, BCOP, provides insights on selecting the best treatment regimen, and considers comorbidities, adverse events, and therapy modifications in multiple myeloma treatment.

This is a video synopsis/summary of an Insights involving Gabriel Hinojosa, PharmD, BCOP.

Hinojosa addressed considerations in choosing among DRd (daratumumab, lenalidomide, dexamethasone), VRd (bortezomib, lenalidomide, dexamethasone), and KRd (carfilzomib, lenalidomide, dexamethasone) for patients with multiple myeloma based on comorbidities and adverse effects profiles. Daratumumab’s “more benign” adverse effects make it a common upfront choice, Hinojosa said, and the decision between VRd and KRd depends on patient-specific factors such as diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy or cardiovascular history. Discussing adverse events, Hinojosa highlighted infections, thrombotic events, gastrointestinal toxicity, and skin rash, emphasizing the need for routine monitoring and pharmacist-led education to increase patient awareness. Regarding clinical considerations for dose modifications or therapy switches, Hinojosa stressed evaluating changes due to toxicities or progressive disease, considering the patient’s response history and overall risk-benefit assessment. These insights guide personalized treatment approaches for optimizing outcomes in patients with multiple myeloma.

This summary was AI-generated and reviewed by Pharmacy Times® editorial staff.

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