Amneal Pharmaceuticals today announced the launch of FOCINVEZ, a ready-to-use injectable. Unlike other versions of fosaprepitant, this single-dose vial product is free of Polysorbate 80 and does not require reconstitution or dilution and can be administered directly from the vial using the included vial hanger.

FOCINVEZ for injection is indicated in adults and pediatric patients 6 months of age and older, in combination with other antiemetic agents, for the prevention of: acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (HEC), including high-dose cisplatin, and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy (MEC).

“We continue to launch differentiated complex products that are clinically impactful,” said Sean McGowan, Vice President, Biosimilars and Branded Oncology. “This is the second ready-to-use injectable we have launched this year that offers hospitals and oncology clinics a new presentation format that can improve pharmacy efficiency. These new 505(b)(2) injectables represent a new vector of growth for our expanding injectables portfolio.”

FOCINVEZ has a unique J-Code from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to facilitate reimbursement: J1434, Injection, fosaprepitant (focinvez), 1 mg, and is available in one vial size 150mg/50mL (3mg/mL).

Adverse effects reported with FOCINVEZ include fatigue, diarrhea, neutropenia, asthenia, anemia, peripheral neuropathy, leukopenia, dyspepsia, urinary tract infection, and pain in extremity.