Altretamine

Altretamine is marketed for use as a single agent in the palliative treatment of patients with persistent or recurrent ovarian cancer following first-line therapy with a cisplatin and/or alkylating agent-based combination. The precise mechanism by which altretamine exerts its cytotoxic effect is unknown, although it is classified as an alkylating, anti-neoplastic agent. Through this mechanism, it is metabolized into alkylating agents by N-demethylation, and consequently, the alkylating species damaged tumor cells. Metabolism of altretamine is a requirement for cytotoxicity. Synthetic monohydroxymethylmelamines, and products of altretamine metabolism, in vitro and in vivo, can form covalent adducts with tissue macromolecules, including DNA, but the relevance of these reactions to antitumor activity is unknown. Altretamine has been demonstrated to be efficacious for certain ovarian tumors resistant to classical alkylating agents.

Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.

Altretamine

CAS Registry Number:
645-05-6
Trade name:
Hexalen®
Cost:
$639 USD

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OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), and to obtain the following information:

  • The numerical OEL and control band assignment needed to determine the level of required engineering controls and personal protective equipment
  • A listing of all cited references utilized in the derivation of the OEL and ADE
  • An expert review and discussion with respect to the critical endpoints of concern, the rationale for the choice of endpoints, and dose that is to be used in the derivation of the ADE (PDE), as required by the EMA's Guideline on setting health-based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities

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