GERIATRIC USE SECTION.


8.5Geriatric Use. Clinical studies of GIVLAARI did not include sufficient numbers of patients aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients.

HOW SUPPLIED SECTION.


16HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING. 16.1How Supplied. GIVLAARI (givosiran) is clear, colorless-to-yellow ready-to-use solution available in single-dose vials of 189 mg/mL in cartons containing one vial (NDC 71336-1001-1).. 16.2Storage and Handling. Store at 2C to 25C (36F to 77F).Store GIVLAARI in its original container until ready for use.

IMMUNOGENICITY.


6.2Immunogenicity. As with all oligonucleotides, there is potential for immunogenicity. The detection of antibody formation is highly dependent on the sensitivity and specificity of the assay. Additionally, the observed incidence of antibody (including neutralizing antibody) positivity in an assay may be influenced by several factors, including assay methodology, sample handling, timing of sample collection, concomitant medications, and underlying disease. For these reasons, comparison of the incidence of antibodies in the studies described below with the incidence of antibodies in other studies or to other products may be misleading.In placebo-controlled and open-label clinical studies, of 111 patients with AHP (0.9%) developed treatment-emergent anti-drug antibodies (ADA) during treatment with GIVLAARI. No clinically significant differences in the clinical efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetic, or pharmacodynamic profiles of GIVLAARI were observed in the patient who tested positive for anti-givosiran antibodies.

INDICATIONS & USAGE SECTION.


1INDICATIONS AND USAGE. GIVLAARI is indicated for the treatment of adults with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP).. GIVLAARI is an aminolevulinate synthase 1-directed small interfering RNULL indicated for the treatment of adults with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP). (1).

SPL UNCLASSIFIED SECTION.


2.1Recommended Dosage. The recommended dose of GIVLAARI is 2.5 mg/kg administered via subcutaneous injection once monthly. Dosing is based on actual body weight.. Missed DoseAdminister GIVLAARI as soon as possible after missed dose. Resume dosing at monthly intervals following administration of the missed dose.. Dose Modification for Adverse ReactionsIn patients with severe or clinically significant transaminase elevations, who have dose interruption and subsequent improvement, reduce the dose to 1.25 mg/kg once monthly [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)]. In patients who resume dosing at 1.25 mg/kg once monthly without recurrence of severe or clinically significant transaminase elevations, the dose may be increased to the recommended dose of 2.5 mg/kg once monthly.

STORAGE AND HANDLING SECTION.


16.2Storage and Handling. Store at 2C to 25C (36F to 77F).Store GIVLAARI in its original container until ready for use.

ADVERSE REACTIONS SECTION.


6ADVERSE REACTIONS. The following clinically significant adverse reactions are discussed in greater detail in other sections of the labeling:Anaphylactic Reaction [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)] Transaminase Elevations [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)] Serum Creatinine Increase [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)] Injection Site Reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)] Anaphylactic Reaction [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)] Transaminase Elevations [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)] Serum Creatinine Increase [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)] Injection Site Reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)] The most common adverse reactions (>=20% of patients) included nausea and injection site reactions. (6.1)To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Alnylam Pharmaceuticals at 1-877-256-9526 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.. 6.1Clinical Trial Experience. Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.In the pivotal placebo-controlled, double-blind study (ENVISION), 48 patients received 2.5 mg/kg GIVLAARI and 46 patients received placebo, administered once monthly via subcutaneous injection for up to months. Patients received GIVLAARI for median of 5.5 months (range 2.7-6.4 months). Of these, 47 patients received >=5 months of treatment. The most frequently occurring (>=20% incidence) adverse reactions reported in patients treated with GIVLAARI were nausea (27%) and injection site reactions (25%). Permanent discontinuation occurred in one patient due to elevated transaminases.Table 1: Adverse Reactions that Occurred at Least 5% More Frequently in Patients Treated with GIVLAARI Compared to Patients Treated with PlaceboAdverse ReactionGIVLAARIN=48N (%)PlaceboN=46N (%)Nausea13 (27)5 (11)Injection site reactions12 (25)0RashGrouped term includes pruritus, eczema, erythema, rash, rash pruritic, urticaria (17)2 (4)Serum creatinine increaseGrouped term includes blood creatinine increased, glomerular filtration rate decreased, chronic kidney disease (decreased eGFR) (15)2 (4)Transaminase elevations6 (13)1 (2)Fatigue5 (10)2 (4)Adverse reactions observed at lower frequency occurring in placebo-controlled and open-label clinical studies included anaphylactic reaction (one patient, 0.9%) and hypersensitivity (one patient, 0.9%).. 6.2Immunogenicity. As with all oligonucleotides, there is potential for immunogenicity. The detection of antibody formation is highly dependent on the sensitivity and specificity of the assay. Additionally, the observed incidence of antibody (including neutralizing antibody) positivity in an assay may be influenced by several factors, including assay methodology, sample handling, timing of sample collection, concomitant medications, and underlying disease. For these reasons, comparison of the incidence of antibodies in the studies described below with the incidence of antibodies in other studies or to other products may be misleading.In placebo-controlled and open-label clinical studies, of 111 patients with AHP (0.9%) developed treatment-emergent anti-drug antibodies (ADA) during treatment with GIVLAARI. No clinically significant differences in the clinical efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetic, or pharmacodynamic profiles of GIVLAARI were observed in the patient who tested positive for anti-givosiran antibodies.

CARCINOGENESIS & MUTAGENESIS & IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY SECTION.


13.1Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility. Carcinogenicity studies have not been conducted with givosiran.Givosiran was not genotoxic in the in vitro bacterial reverse mutation (Ames) assays, an in vitro chromosomal aberration assay in cultured human peripheral blood lymphocytes or the in vivo micronucleus assay in rats.In fertility and early embryonic development studies, givosiran administered subcutaneously once weekly at doses up to 30 mg/kg in male and female rats prior to and during mating, and continuing in females throughout organogenesis, resulted in no adverse effects on fertility or reproductive function in male or female animals.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY SECTION.


12CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. 12.1Mechanism of Action. Givosiran is double-stranded small interfering RNULL that causes degradation of aminolevulinate synthase (ALAS1) mRNULL in hepatocytes through RNULL interference, reducing the elevated levels of liver ALAS1 mRNULL. This leads to reduced circulating levels of neurotoxic intermediates aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and porphobilinogen (PBG), factors associated with attacks and other disease manifestations of AHP.. 12.2Pharmacodynamics. The pharmacodynamic effects of GIVLAARI were evaluated in chronic high excreters treated with 0.035 to 2.5 mg/kg single dose and AHP patients treated with 2.5 to mg/kg once monthly and 2.5 to mg/kg once quarterly dose via subcutaneous injection. Dose-dependent reduction in urinary ALAS1 mRNULL, ALA and PBG levels was observed over the 0.035 to mg/kg dose range (0.14 to 2-fold the approved recommended dosage). Median reductions from baseline in urinary ALA and PBG of 83.7% and 75.1%, respectively, were observed 14 days after the first dose of GIVLAARI 2.5 mg/kg once monthly in AHP patients. Maximal reductions in ALA and PBG levels were achieved around Month 3, with median reductions from baseline of 93.8% for ALA and 94.5% for PBG, and were sustained thereafter with repeated once monthly dosing.. Cardiac ElectrophysiologyThe effect of GIVLAARI on the QTc interval was evaluated in double-blind, placebo-controlled study and the open-label extension in 94 patients. No large mean increase in QTc (i.e. >20 ms) was detected at the 2.5 mg/kg once monthly dose level. dedicated thorough QT study has not been conducted with GIVLAARI.. 12.3Pharmacokinetics. The pharmacokinetics of givosiran and its active metabolite [AS(N-1)3 givosiran] were evaluated following single and multiple dosing in chronic high excreter subjects and AHP patients as summarized in Table 2.Table 2. Pharmacokinetic Parameters of Givosiran and Its Active MetaboliteGivosiranAS(N-1)3 GivosiranGeneral InformationSteady-State ExposureCmax [Mean (CV%)]321 ng/mL (51%)123 ng/mL (64%)AUC24 [Mean (CV%)]4130 ngh/mL (43%)1930 ngh/mL (63%) Dose Proportionality Steady-state maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under the curve (AUC) for givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran increase proportionally over the 0.35 mg/kg to 2.5 mg/kg once monthly dose range (0.14 to 1-fold the approved recommended dosage).Cmax and AUC for givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran increase slightly greater than proportionally at doses greater than 2.5 mg/kg once monthly. Accumulation No accumulation of givosiran or AS(N-1)3 givosiran was observed following multiple dosing.AbsorptionTmax [Median (range)]3 (0.5-8) hours7 (1.5-12) hoursDistribution Apparent Central Volume of Distribution (Vz/F) [Mean (RSE%)]Based on population PK model estimation.10.4 (2.3%) Protein Binding 90%Givosiran plasma protein binding was concentration-dependent and decreased with increasing givosiran concentrations (from 92% at ug/mL to 21% at 50 ug/mL). Not evaluated Organ Distribution Givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran distribute primarily to the liver after subcutaneous dosing.Elimination Half-Life [Mean (CV%)] hours (46%)6 hours (41%) Apparent Clearance [Mean (CV%)] 35.1 L/hr (18%)64.7 L/hr (33%)Metabolism Primary Pathway Givosiran is metabolized by nucleases to oligonucleotides of shorter lengths. Givosiran is not substrate of CYP enzymesBased on in vitro study result.. Active Metabolite The active metabolite, AS(N-1)3 givosiran, is equipotent to givosiran in plasma and the AUC0-24 represents 45% of givosiran AUC, at the approved recommended givosiran dosage.Excretion Primary Pathway The dose recovered in urine was 5%-14% as givosiran and 4%-13% as AS(N-1)3 givosiranAfter single and multiple subcutaneous doses of givosiran 2.5 mg/kg and mg/kg... Steady-state maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under the curve (AUC) for givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran increase proportionally over the 0.35 mg/kg to 2.5 mg/kg once monthly dose range (0.14 to 1-fold the approved recommended dosage).. Cmax and AUC for givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran increase slightly greater than proportionally at doses greater than 2.5 mg/kg once monthly.. No accumulation of givosiran or AS(N-1)3 givosiran was observed following multiple dosing.. Specific PopulationsNo clinically meaningful differences in givosiran pharmacokinetics or pharmacodynamics (percent reduction in urinary ALA and PBG) were observed based on age (19 to 65 years), sex, race/ethnicity, mild, moderate or severe renal impairment (eGFR >=15 to <89 mL/min/1.73m2 estimated by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease [MDRD] formula), and mild hepatic impairment (bilirubin <=1xULN and AST >1xULN, or bilirubin >1xULN to 1.5xULN).The effect of end-stage renal disease (eGFR <15 mL/min/1.73m2), and moderate to severe hepatic impairment on givosiran pharmacokinetics is unknown.. Drug Interaction Studies. Clinical Studies. Effect of givosiran on CYP1A2 Substrates: Concomitant use of single subcutaneous dose of givosiran 2.5 mg/kg increased caffeine (sensitive CYP1A2 substrate) AUC by 3.1-fold and Cmax by 1.3-fold [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].. Effect of givosiran on CYP2D6 Substrates: Concomitant use of single subcutaneous dose of givosiran 2.5 mg/kg increased dextromethorphan (sensitive CYP2D6 substrate) AUC by 2.4-fold and Cmax by 2.0-fold [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].. Effect of givosiran on other CYP450 Substrates: Concomitant use of single subcutaneous dose of givosiran 2.5 mg/kg increased losartan (CYP2C9 substrate) AUC by 1.1-fold with no change in Cmax; increased omeprazole (sensitive CYP2C19 substrate) AUC by 1.6-fold and Cmax by 1.1-fold; increased midazolam (sensitive CYP3A4 substrate) AUC by 1.5-fold and Cmax by 1.2-fold. These changes in exposure were not considered clinically relevant.. In Vitro Studies. Effect of givosiran on CYP450 Enzymes: In vitro studies indicate that givosiran does not directly inhibit or induce CYP enzymes; however, because of its pharmacological effects on the hepatic heme biosynthesis pathway, givosiran has the potential to reduce the activity of CYP enzymes in the liver.

CLINICAL STUDIES SECTION.


14CLINICAL STUDIES. The efficacy of GIVLAARI in patients with acute hepatic porphyria was evaluated in the ENVISION trial (NCT03338816), randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational study.ENVISION enrolled 94 patients with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) (89 patients with AIP, patients with variegate porphyria [VP], patient with hereditary coproporphyria [HCP], and patients with no identified mutation). Eligible patients were randomized 1:1 to receive once monthly subcutaneous injections of GIVLAARI 2.5 mg/kg or placebo during the 6-month double-blind period. In this study, inclusion criteria specified minimum of porphyria attacks requiring hospitalization, urgent healthcare visit, or intravenous hemin administration at home in the months prior to study entry. Hemin use during the study was permitted for the treatment of acute porphyria attacks.The median age of patients studied was 37.5 years (range 19 to 65 years), 89% of patients were female, and 78% were white. GIVLAARI and placebo arms were balanced with respect to historical porphyria attack rate, hemin prophylaxis prior to study entry, use of opioid medications, and patient-reported measures of pain symptoms between attacks.Efficacy in the 6-month double-blind period was measured by the rate of porphyria attacks that required hospitalizations, urgent healthcare visit, or intravenous hemin administration at home.Efficacy results for GIVLAARI are provided in Table 3. On average, AHP patients on GIVLAARI experienced 70% (95% CI: 60%, 80%) fewer porphyria attacks compared to placebo.Table 3. Rate of Porphyria AttacksAttacks that require hospitalization, urgent healthcare visits, or intravenous hemin administration at home. and Days of Hemin Use in Patients with AHP Over the 6-Month Double-blind Period of ENVISIONPatients with AHPGIVLAARI (N=48)Placebo (N=46)Mean Rate (95% CI) of Porphyria Attacks1.9 (1.3, 2.8)6.5 (4.5, 9.3)Rate RatioAdjusted for prior hemin prophylaxis status and historical attack rates. ratio <1 represents favorable outcome for GIVLAARI. (95% CI) (GIVLAARI/placebo)0.3p 0.0001 (0.2, 0.4) Mean Days (95% CI) of Hemin Use4.7 (2.8, 7.9)12.8 (7.6, 21.4)Ratio (95% CI) (GIVLAARI/placebo)0.3p 0.0002 (0.1, 0.5)GIVLAARI also resulted in reduction in hemin use, urinary ALA, and urinary PBG.

CLINICAL TRIALS EXPERIENCE SECTION.


6.1Clinical Trial Experience. Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.In the pivotal placebo-controlled, double-blind study (ENVISION), 48 patients received 2.5 mg/kg GIVLAARI and 46 patients received placebo, administered once monthly via subcutaneous injection for up to months. Patients received GIVLAARI for median of 5.5 months (range 2.7-6.4 months). Of these, 47 patients received >=5 months of treatment. The most frequently occurring (>=20% incidence) adverse reactions reported in patients treated with GIVLAARI were nausea (27%) and injection site reactions (25%). Permanent discontinuation occurred in one patient due to elevated transaminases.Table 1: Adverse Reactions that Occurred at Least 5% More Frequently in Patients Treated with GIVLAARI Compared to Patients Treated with PlaceboAdverse ReactionGIVLAARIN=48N (%)PlaceboN=46N (%)Nausea13 (27)5 (11)Injection site reactions12 (25)0RashGrouped term includes pruritus, eczema, erythema, rash, rash pruritic, urticaria (17)2 (4)Serum creatinine increaseGrouped term includes blood creatinine increased, glomerular filtration rate decreased, chronic kidney disease (decreased eGFR) (15)2 (4)Transaminase elevations6 (13)1 (2)Fatigue5 (10)2 (4)Adverse reactions observed at lower frequency occurring in placebo-controlled and open-label clinical studies included anaphylactic reaction (one patient, 0.9%) and hypersensitivity (one patient, 0.9%).

CONTRAINDICATIONS SECTION.


4CONTRAINDICATIONS. GIVLAARI is contraindicated in patients with known severe hypersensitivity to givosiran. Reactions have included anaphylaxis [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]. Severe hypersensitivity to givosiran. (4).

DESCRIPTION SECTION.


11DESCRIPTION. GIVLAARI is an aminolevulinate synthase 1-directed small interfering RNULL (siRNULL), covalently linked to ligand containing three N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNULLc) residues to enable delivery of the siRNULL to hepatocytes.The structural formulas of the givosiran drug substance in its sodium form, and the ligand (L96), are presented below.Abbreviations: Af adenine 2-F ribonucleoside; Cf cytosine 2-F ribonucleoside; Uf uracil 2-F ribonucleoside; Am adenine 2-OMe ribonucleoside; Cm cytosine 2-OMe ribonucleoside; Gf guanine 2-F ribonucleoside; Gm guanine 2-OMe ribonucleoside; Um uracil 2-OMe ribonucleoside; L96 triantennary GalNULLc (N-acetylgalactosamine)GIVLAARI is supplied as sterile, preservative-free, 1-mL colorless-to-yellow solution for subcutaneous injection containing 189 mg givosiran in single-dose, 2-mL Type glass vial with TEFLON(R)-coated stopper and flip-off aluminum seal. GIVLAARI is available in cartons containing one single-dose vial each. GIVLAARI is formulated in Water for Injection. Sodium hydroxide and/or phosphoric acid may have been added for pH adjustment during product manufacturing.The molecular formula of givosiran sodium is C524 H651 F16 N173 Na43 O316 P43 S6 with molecular weight of 17,245.56 Da.The molecular formula of givosiran (free acid) is C524 H694 F16 N173 O316 P43 S6 with molecular weight of 16,300.34 Da.. Chemical Structure.

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION SECTION.


2DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION. The recommended dose of GIVLAARI is 2.5 mg/kg once monthly by subcutaneous injection. (2.1). 2.1Recommended Dosage. The recommended dose of GIVLAARI is 2.5 mg/kg administered via subcutaneous injection once monthly. Dosing is based on actual body weight.. Missed DoseAdminister GIVLAARI as soon as possible after missed dose. Resume dosing at monthly intervals following administration of the missed dose.. Dose Modification for Adverse ReactionsIn patients with severe or clinically significant transaminase elevations, who have dose interruption and subsequent improvement, reduce the dose to 1.25 mg/kg once monthly [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)]. In patients who resume dosing at 1.25 mg/kg once monthly without recurrence of severe or clinically significant transaminase elevations, the dose may be increased to the recommended dose of 2.5 mg/kg once monthly.. 2.2Administration Instructions. Ensure that medical support is available to appropriately manage anaphylactic reactions when administering GIVLAARI [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]. GIVLAARI is intended for subcutaneous use by healthcare professional only.Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. GIVLAARI is sterile, preservative-free, clear, colorless-to-yellow solution. It is supplied in single-dose vial, as ready-to-use solution that does not require additional reconstitution or dilution prior to administration.Use aseptic technique.Calculate the required volume of GIVLAARI based on the recommended weight-based dosage [see Dosage and Administration (2.1)].Withdraw the indicated injection volume of GIVLAARI using 21-gauge or larger needle.Divide doses requiring volumes greater than 1.5 mL equally into multiple syringes. Replace the 21-gauge or larger needle with either 25-gauge or 27-gauge needle with 1/2 or 5/8 needle length.Avoid having GIVLAARI on the needle tip until the needle is in the subcutaneous space.Administer injection into the abdomen, the back or side of the upper arms, or the thighs. Rotate injection sites. An injection should never be given into scar tissue or areas that are reddened, inflamed, or swollen.If injecting into the abdomen, avoid 5 cm diameter circle around the navel.If more than one injection is needed for single dose of GIVLAARI, the injection sites should be at least cm apart from previous injection locations. Discard unused portion of the drug.. Calculate the required volume of GIVLAARI based on the recommended weight-based dosage [see Dosage and Administration (2.1)].. Withdraw the indicated injection volume of GIVLAARI using 21-gauge or larger needle.Divide doses requiring volumes greater than 1.5 mL equally into multiple syringes. Divide doses requiring volumes greater than 1.5 mL equally into multiple syringes.. Replace the 21-gauge or larger needle with either 25-gauge or 27-gauge needle with 1/2 or 5/8 needle length.. Avoid having GIVLAARI on the needle tip until the needle is in the subcutaneous space.. Administer injection into the abdomen, the back or side of the upper arms, or the thighs. Rotate injection sites. An injection should never be given into scar tissue or areas that are reddened, inflamed, or swollen.If injecting into the abdomen, avoid 5 cm diameter circle around the navel.If more than one injection is needed for single dose of GIVLAARI, the injection sites should be at least cm apart from previous injection locations. If injecting into the abdomen, avoid 5 cm diameter circle around the navel.. If more than one injection is needed for single dose of GIVLAARI, the injection sites should be at least cm apart from previous injection locations.. Discard unused portion of the drug.

DOSAGE FORMS & STRENGTHS SECTION.


3DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS. Injection: 189 mg/mL clear, colorless-to-yellow solution in single-dose vial. Injection: 189 mg/mL in single-dose vial. (3).

DRUG INTERACTIONS SECTION.


7DRUG INTERACTIONS. Sensitive CYP1A2 and CYP2D6 Substrates: Avoid concomitant use with CYP1A2 and CYP2D6 substrates for which minimal concentration changes may lead to serious or life-threatening toxicities. (7.1). 7.1Effect of GIVLAARI on Other Drugs. Sensitive CYP1A2 and CYP2D6 SubstratesConcomitant use of GIVLAARI increases the concentration of CYP1A2 or CYP2D6 substrates [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)], which may increase adverse reactions of these substrates. Avoid concomitant use of GIVLAARI with CYP1A2 or CYP2D6 substrates, for which minimal concentration changes may lead to serious or life-threatening toxicities. If concomitant use is unavoidable, decrease the CYP1A2 or CYP2D6 substrate dosage in accordance with approved product labeling.

INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS SECTION.


17PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION. Advise patients of the potential risks of GIVLAARI treatment:Anaphylactic Reaction: Inform patients about the risk and possible symptoms of severe hypersensitivity reactions that could occur [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].Hepatic Toxicity: Inform patients that transaminase elevations may occur, and that laboratory testing will be conducted in the first months of treatment and as clinically indicated thereafter [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].Renal Toxicity: Inform patients that increases in serum creatinine and decreases in eGFR have been reported and that laboratory testing will be conducted as clinically indicated [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].Injection Site Reactions: Inform patients of the signs and symptoms of injection site reactions (examples include redness, pain, itching, rash, discoloration, or localized swelling) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)]. Anaphylactic Reaction: Inform patients about the risk and possible symptoms of severe hypersensitivity reactions that could occur [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].. Hepatic Toxicity: Inform patients that transaminase elevations may occur, and that laboratory testing will be conducted in the first months of treatment and as clinically indicated thereafter [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].. Renal Toxicity: Inform patients that increases in serum creatinine and decreases in eGFR have been reported and that laboratory testing will be conducted as clinically indicated [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].. Injection Site Reactions: Inform patients of the signs and symptoms of injection site reactions (examples include redness, pain, itching, rash, discoloration, or localized swelling) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].

LACTATION SECTION.


8.2Lactation. Risk SummaryThere are no data on the presence of GIVLAARI in human milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mothers clinical need for GIVLAARI and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from GIVLAARI or from the underlying maternal condition.

MECHANISM OF ACTION SECTION.


12.1Mechanism of Action. Givosiran is double-stranded small interfering RNULL that causes degradation of aminolevulinate synthase (ALAS1) mRNULL in hepatocytes through RNULL interference, reducing the elevated levels of liver ALAS1 mRNULL. This leads to reduced circulating levels of neurotoxic intermediates aminolevulinic acid (ALA) and porphobilinogen (PBG), factors associated with attacks and other disease manifestations of AHP.

NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY SECTION.


13NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY. 13.1Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility. Carcinogenicity studies have not been conducted with givosiran.Givosiran was not genotoxic in the in vitro bacterial reverse mutation (Ames) assays, an in vitro chromosomal aberration assay in cultured human peripheral blood lymphocytes or the in vivo micronucleus assay in rats.In fertility and early embryonic development studies, givosiran administered subcutaneously once weekly at doses up to 30 mg/kg in male and female rats prior to and during mating, and continuing in females throughout organogenesis, resulted in no adverse effects on fertility or reproductive function in male or female animals.

PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL.


PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL 189 mg/ml Vial Carton. NDC 71336-1001-1Rx OnlyGIVLAARI(R) (givosiran) injection189 mg/mLFor SubcutaneousInjection ByHealthcareProfessional Only1 Single-Dose VialDiscard Unused Portion. PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL 189 mg/ml Vial Carton.

PEDIATRIC USE SECTION.


8.4Pediatric Use. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

PHARMACODYNULLMICS SECTION.


12.2Pharmacodynamics. The pharmacodynamic effects of GIVLAARI were evaluated in chronic high excreters treated with 0.035 to 2.5 mg/kg single dose and AHP patients treated with 2.5 to mg/kg once monthly and 2.5 to mg/kg once quarterly dose via subcutaneous injection. Dose-dependent reduction in urinary ALAS1 mRNULL, ALA and PBG levels was observed over the 0.035 to mg/kg dose range (0.14 to 2-fold the approved recommended dosage). Median reductions from baseline in urinary ALA and PBG of 83.7% and 75.1%, respectively, were observed 14 days after the first dose of GIVLAARI 2.5 mg/kg once monthly in AHP patients. Maximal reductions in ALA and PBG levels were achieved around Month 3, with median reductions from baseline of 93.8% for ALA and 94.5% for PBG, and were sustained thereafter with repeated once monthly dosing.. Cardiac ElectrophysiologyThe effect of GIVLAARI on the QTc interval was evaluated in double-blind, placebo-controlled study and the open-label extension in 94 patients. No large mean increase in QTc (i.e. >20 ms) was detected at the 2.5 mg/kg once monthly dose level. dedicated thorough QT study has not been conducted with GIVLAARI.

PHARMACOKINETICS SECTION.


12.3Pharmacokinetics. The pharmacokinetics of givosiran and its active metabolite [AS(N-1)3 givosiran] were evaluated following single and multiple dosing in chronic high excreter subjects and AHP patients as summarized in Table 2.Table 2. Pharmacokinetic Parameters of Givosiran and Its Active MetaboliteGivosiranAS(N-1)3 GivosiranGeneral InformationSteady-State ExposureCmax [Mean (CV%)]321 ng/mL (51%)123 ng/mL (64%)AUC24 [Mean (CV%)]4130 ngh/mL (43%)1930 ngh/mL (63%) Dose Proportionality Steady-state maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under the curve (AUC) for givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran increase proportionally over the 0.35 mg/kg to 2.5 mg/kg once monthly dose range (0.14 to 1-fold the approved recommended dosage).Cmax and AUC for givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran increase slightly greater than proportionally at doses greater than 2.5 mg/kg once monthly. Accumulation No accumulation of givosiran or AS(N-1)3 givosiran was observed following multiple dosing.AbsorptionTmax [Median (range)]3 (0.5-8) hours7 (1.5-12) hoursDistribution Apparent Central Volume of Distribution (Vz/F) [Mean (RSE%)]Based on population PK model estimation.10.4 (2.3%) Protein Binding 90%Givosiran plasma protein binding was concentration-dependent and decreased with increasing givosiran concentrations (from 92% at ug/mL to 21% at 50 ug/mL). Not evaluated Organ Distribution Givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran distribute primarily to the liver after subcutaneous dosing.Elimination Half-Life [Mean (CV%)] hours (46%)6 hours (41%) Apparent Clearance [Mean (CV%)] 35.1 L/hr (18%)64.7 L/hr (33%)Metabolism Primary Pathway Givosiran is metabolized by nucleases to oligonucleotides of shorter lengths. Givosiran is not substrate of CYP enzymesBased on in vitro study result.. Active Metabolite The active metabolite, AS(N-1)3 givosiran, is equipotent to givosiran in plasma and the AUC0-24 represents 45% of givosiran AUC, at the approved recommended givosiran dosage.Excretion Primary Pathway The dose recovered in urine was 5%-14% as givosiran and 4%-13% as AS(N-1)3 givosiranAfter single and multiple subcutaneous doses of givosiran 2.5 mg/kg and mg/kg... Steady-state maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under the curve (AUC) for givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran increase proportionally over the 0.35 mg/kg to 2.5 mg/kg once monthly dose range (0.14 to 1-fold the approved recommended dosage).. Cmax and AUC for givosiran and AS(N-1)3 givosiran increase slightly greater than proportionally at doses greater than 2.5 mg/kg once monthly.. No accumulation of givosiran or AS(N-1)3 givosiran was observed following multiple dosing.. Specific PopulationsNo clinically meaningful differences in givosiran pharmacokinetics or pharmacodynamics (percent reduction in urinary ALA and PBG) were observed based on age (19 to 65 years), sex, race/ethnicity, mild, moderate or severe renal impairment (eGFR >=15 to <89 mL/min/1.73m2 estimated by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease [MDRD] formula), and mild hepatic impairment (bilirubin <=1xULN and AST >1xULN, or bilirubin >1xULN to 1.5xULN).The effect of end-stage renal disease (eGFR <15 mL/min/1.73m2), and moderate to severe hepatic impairment on givosiran pharmacokinetics is unknown.. Drug Interaction Studies. Clinical Studies. Effect of givosiran on CYP1A2 Substrates: Concomitant use of single subcutaneous dose of givosiran 2.5 mg/kg increased caffeine (sensitive CYP1A2 substrate) AUC by 3.1-fold and Cmax by 1.3-fold [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].. Effect of givosiran on CYP2D6 Substrates: Concomitant use of single subcutaneous dose of givosiran 2.5 mg/kg increased dextromethorphan (sensitive CYP2D6 substrate) AUC by 2.4-fold and Cmax by 2.0-fold [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].. Effect of givosiran on other CYP450 Substrates: Concomitant use of single subcutaneous dose of givosiran 2.5 mg/kg increased losartan (CYP2C9 substrate) AUC by 1.1-fold with no change in Cmax; increased omeprazole (sensitive CYP2C19 substrate) AUC by 1.6-fold and Cmax by 1.1-fold; increased midazolam (sensitive CYP3A4 substrate) AUC by 1.5-fold and Cmax by 1.2-fold. These changes in exposure were not considered clinically relevant.. In Vitro Studies. Effect of givosiran on CYP450 Enzymes: In vitro studies indicate that givosiran does not directly inhibit or induce CYP enzymes; however, because of its pharmacological effects on the hepatic heme biosynthesis pathway, givosiran has the potential to reduce the activity of CYP enzymes in the liver.

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8.1Pregnancy. Risk SummaryIn animal reproduction studies, subcutaneous administration of givosiran to pregnant rabbits during the period of organogenesis resulted in adverse developmental outcomes at doses that produced maternal toxicity (see Data). There are no available data with GIVLAARI use in pregnant women to evaluate drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. Consider the benefits and risks of GIVLAARI for the mother and potential adverse effects to the fetus when prescribing GIVLAARI to pregnant woman.The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in the indicated population is unknown. All pregnancies have background risk of birth defect, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2% to 4% and 15% to 20%, respectively.. Clinical Considerations. Disease-associated maternal and/or embryo/fetal riskPorphyria attacks during pregnancy, often triggered by hormonal changes, occur in 24% to 95% of AHP patients, with maternal mortality ranging from 2% to 42%. Pregnancy in AHP patients is associated with higher rates of spontaneous abortion, hypertension and low birth weight infants.. Data. Animal DataIn an embryo-fetal development study in pregnant rabbits, givosiran was administered subcutaneously at doses of 0.5, 1.5, and mg/kg/day during organogenesis (gestational days 7-19) or 20 mg/kg as single administration on gestation day 7. Administration of givosiran was maternally toxic based on decreased body weight gain at all dose levels tested and resulted in increased postimplantation loss starting at 1.5 mg/kg/day. An increased incidence of skeletal variations of the sternebrae was observed at 20 mg/kg. The 1.5 mg/kg/day dose in rabbits is times the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) of 2.5 mg/kg/month normalized to 0.089 mg/kg/day, based on body surface area. In combined fertility and embryo-fetal development study in female rats, givosiran was administered subcutaneously at doses of 0.5 to mg/kg/day during organogenesis (gestational days 6-17). The mg/kg/day dose (9 times the normalized MRHD based on body surface area) was associated with skeletal variation (incomplete ossification of pubes) and produced maternal toxicity.In pre- and postnatal development study, givosiran administered subcutaneously to pregnant rats on gestation days 7, 13, and 19 and postnatal days 6, 12, and 18 at doses up to 30 mg/kg did not produce maternal toxicity or developmental effects in the offspring.

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8USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS. 8.1Pregnancy. Risk SummaryIn animal reproduction studies, subcutaneous administration of givosiran to pregnant rabbits during the period of organogenesis resulted in adverse developmental outcomes at doses that produced maternal toxicity (see Data). There are no available data with GIVLAARI use in pregnant women to evaluate drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. Consider the benefits and risks of GIVLAARI for the mother and potential adverse effects to the fetus when prescribing GIVLAARI to pregnant woman.The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in the indicated population is unknown. All pregnancies have background risk of birth defect, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2% to 4% and 15% to 20%, respectively.. Clinical Considerations. Disease-associated maternal and/or embryo/fetal riskPorphyria attacks during pregnancy, often triggered by hormonal changes, occur in 24% to 95% of AHP patients, with maternal mortality ranging from 2% to 42%. Pregnancy in AHP patients is associated with higher rates of spontaneous abortion, hypertension and low birth weight infants.. Data. Animal DataIn an embryo-fetal development study in pregnant rabbits, givosiran was administered subcutaneously at doses of 0.5, 1.5, and mg/kg/day during organogenesis (gestational days 7-19) or 20 mg/kg as single administration on gestation day 7. Administration of givosiran was maternally toxic based on decreased body weight gain at all dose levels tested and resulted in increased postimplantation loss starting at 1.5 mg/kg/day. An increased incidence of skeletal variations of the sternebrae was observed at 20 mg/kg. The 1.5 mg/kg/day dose in rabbits is times the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) of 2.5 mg/kg/month normalized to 0.089 mg/kg/day, based on body surface area. In combined fertility and embryo-fetal development study in female rats, givosiran was administered subcutaneously at doses of 0.5 to mg/kg/day during organogenesis (gestational days 6-17). The mg/kg/day dose (9 times the normalized MRHD based on body surface area) was associated with skeletal variation (incomplete ossification of pubes) and produced maternal toxicity.In pre- and postnatal development study, givosiran administered subcutaneously to pregnant rats on gestation days 7, 13, and 19 and postnatal days 6, 12, and 18 at doses up to 30 mg/kg did not produce maternal toxicity or developmental effects in the offspring.. 8.2Lactation. Risk SummaryThere are no data on the presence of GIVLAARI in human milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mothers clinical need for GIVLAARI and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from GIVLAARI or from the underlying maternal condition.. 8.4Pediatric Use. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.. 8.5Geriatric Use. Clinical studies of GIVLAARI did not include sufficient numbers of patients aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients.

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5WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS. Anaphylactic Reaction: Ensure that medical support is available to appropriately manage anaphylactic reactions when administering GIVLAARI. Monitor for signs and symptoms. If anaphylaxis occurs, discontinue GIVLAARI and administer appropriate medical treatment. (5.1)Hepatic Toxicity: Measure liver function at baseline and periodically during treatment with GIVLAARI. Interrupt or discontinue treatment with GIVLAARI for severe or clinically significant transaminase elevations. (2.1, 5.2)Renal Toxicity: Monitor renal function during treatment with GIVLAARI as clinically indicated. (5.3)Injection Site Reactions: May occur, including recall reactions. Monitor for reactions and manage clinically as needed. (5.4). Anaphylactic Reaction: Ensure that medical support is available to appropriately manage anaphylactic reactions when administering GIVLAARI. Monitor for signs and symptoms. If anaphylaxis occurs, discontinue GIVLAARI and administer appropriate medical treatment. (5.1). Hepatic Toxicity: Measure liver function at baseline and periodically during treatment with GIVLAARI. Interrupt or discontinue treatment with GIVLAARI for severe or clinically significant transaminase elevations. (2.1, 5.2). Renal Toxicity: Monitor renal function during treatment with GIVLAARI as clinically indicated. (5.3). Injection Site Reactions: May occur, including recall reactions. Monitor for reactions and manage clinically as needed. (5.4). 5.1Anaphylactic Reaction. Anaphylaxis has occurred with GIVLAARI treatment (<1% of patients in clinical trials) [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]. Ensure that medical support is available to appropriately manage anaphylactic reactions when administering GIVLAARI. Monitor for signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis. If anaphylaxis occurs, immediately discontinue administration of GIVLAARI and institute appropriate medical treatment.. 5.2Hepatic Toxicity. Transaminase elevations (ALT) of at least times the upper limit of normal (ULN) were observed in 15% of patients treated with GIVLAARI in the placebo-controlled trial [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]. Transaminase elevations primarily occurred between to months following initiation of treatment.Measure liver function tests prior to initiating treatment with GIVLAARI, repeat every month during the first months of treatment, and as clinically indicated thereafter. Interrupt or discontinue treatment with GIVLAARI for severe or clinically significant transaminase elevations. For resumption of dosing after interruption, see Dosage and Administration (2.1) .. 5.3Renal Toxicity. Increases in serum creatinine levels and decreases in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) have been reported during treatment with GIVLAARI [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]. In the placebo-controlled study, 15% of the patients in the GIVLAARI arm experienced renally-related adverse reaction. The median increase in creatinine at Month was 0.07 mg/dL. Monitor renal function during treatment with GIVLAARI as clinically indicated.. 5.4 Injection Site Reactions. Injection site reactions have been reported in 25% of patients receiving GIVLAARI in the placebo-controlled trial. Symptoms included erythema, pain, pruritus, rash, discoloration, or swelling around the injection site. Among 12 patients with reactions, the highest severity of the reaction was mild among 11 (92%) patients and moderate in one (8%) patient. One (2%) patient experienced single, transient, recall reaction of erythema at prior injection site with subsequent dose administration [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)].