Kyprolis, also known by its drug name, Carfilzomib, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat multiple myeloma in people who have tried other therapies. Kyprolis is often combined with a corticosteroid and other drugs such as Revlimid in specific chemotherapy regimens to treat myeloma.
Kyprolis is an anticancer drug used in chemotherapy. Kyprolis is a member of a class of drugs called proteasome inhibitors. Kyprolis is believed to work by interfering with cell division.
How do I take it?
Kyprolis is administered as an intravenous infusion.
The FDA-approved label for Kyprolis lists common side effects including headache, fatigue, fever, nausea, diarrhea, cough, cold or flu symptoms, trouble breathing, muscle spasms, and swelling in the extremities.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Kyprolis include heart failure, kidney failure, respiratory failure, liver failure, blood clots, bleeds in the lungs, brain, or gastrointestinal system, infusion reactions, and fetal harm in pregnant women.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Kyprolis – Amgen
Drug Therapy for Multiple Myeloma – American Cancer Society