Prescription Drug Information: TRODELVY (Page 3 of 5)

6.2 Immunogenicity

As with all therapeutic proteins, 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 sacituzumab govitecan products may be misleading.

The analysis of immunogenicity of TRODELVY in serum samples from 106 patients with mTNBC was evaluated using an electrochemiluminescence (ECL)-based immunoassay to test for anti-sacituzumab govitecan-hziy antibodies. Detection of the anti-sacituzumab govitecan-hziy antibodies was done using a 3-tier approach: screen, confirm, and titer. Persistent anti-sacituzumab govitecan-hziy antibodies developed in 2% (2/106) of patients.


7.1 Effect of Other Drugs on TRODELVY

UGT1A1 Inhibitors

Concomitant administration of TRODELVY with inhibitors of UGT1A1 may increase the incidence of adverse reactions due to potential increase in systemic exposure to SN-38 [see Warning and Precaution (5.5) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3, 12.5)]. Avoid administering UGT1A1 inhibitors with TRODELVY.

UGT1A1 Inducers

Exposure to SN-38 may be substantially reduced in patients concomitantly receiving UGT1A1 enzyme inducers [see Warning and Precaution (5.5) and Clinical Pharmacology (12.3, 12.5)]. Avoid administering UGT1A1 inducers with TRODELVY.


8.1 Pregnancy

Risk Summary

Based on its mechanism of action, TRODELVY can cause teratogenicity and/or embryo-fetal lethality when administered to a pregnant woman. There are no available data in pregnant women to inform the drug-associated risk. TRODELVY contains a genotoxic component, SN-38, and is toxic to rapidly dividing cells [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.1) and Nonclinical Toxicology (13.1)]. Advise pregnant women and females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus.

The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2 – 4% and 15 – 20%, respectively.


Animal data

There were no reproductive and developmental toxicology studies conducted with sacituzumab govitecan-hziy.

8.2 Lactation

Risk Summary

There is no information regarding the presence of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy or SN-38 in human milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects on milk production. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in a breastfed child, advise women not to breastfeed during treatment and for 1 month after the last dose of TRODELVY.

8.3 Females and Males of Reproductive Potential

Pregnancy Testing

Verify the pregnancy status of females of reproductive potential prior to the initiation of TRODELVY.



TRODELVY can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)]. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with TRODELVY and for 6 months after the last dose.


Because of the potential for genotoxicity, advise male patients with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with TRODELVY and for 3 months after the last dose.



Based on findings in animals, TRODELVY may impair fertility in females of reproductive potential [see Nonclinical Toxicology (13.1)].

8.4 Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of TRODELVY have not been established in pediatric patients.

8.5 Geriatric Use

Of the patients who received TRODELVY, 264/795 (33%) of all patients were ≥ 65 years old, and 11% were ≥ 75 years old. No overall differences in safety and effectiveness were observed between these patients and younger patients.

8.6 Hepatic Impairment

No adjustment to the starting dose is required when administering TRODELVY to patients with mild hepatic impairment (bilirubin ≤ 1.5 ULN and AST/ALT < 3 ULN).

The exposure of TRODELVY in patients with mild hepatic impairment (bilirubin ≤ ULN and AST > ULN, or bilirubin >1.0 to 1.5 ULN and AST of any level; n=127 was similar to patients with normal hepatic function (bilirubin or AST < ULN; n=529).

The safety of TRODELVY in patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment has not been established. TRODELVY has not been tested in patients with serum bilirubin > 1.5 ULN, or AST and ALT > 3 ULN, or AST and ALT > 5 ULN and associated with liver metastases.

No dedicated trial was performed to investigate the tolerability of TRODELVY in patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment. No recommendations can be made for the starting dose in these patients.


In a clinical trial, planned doses of up to 18 mg/kg (approximately 1.8 times the maximum recommended dose of 10 mg/kg) of TRODELVY were administered. In these patients, a higher incidence of severe neutropenia was observed.


Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy is a Trop-2 directed antibody and topoisomerase inhibitor conjugate, composed of the following three components:

  • the humanized monoclonal antibody, hRS7 IgG1κ (also called sacituzumab), which binds to Trop-2 (the trophoblast cell-surface antigen-2);
  • the drug SN-38, a topoisomerase inhibitor;
  • a hydrolysable linker (called CL2A), which links the humanized monoclonal antibody to SN-38.

The recombinant monoclonal antibody is produced by mammalian (murine myeloma) cells, while the small molecule components SN-38 and CL2A are produced by chemical synthesis. Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy contains on average 7 to 8 molecules of SN-38 per antibody molecule. Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy has a molecular weight of approximately 160 kilodaltons. Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy has the following chemical structure.

Chemical Structure
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TRODELVY (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for injection is a sterile, preservative-free, off-white to yellowish lyophilized powder for intravenous use in a 50 mL clear glass single-dose vial, with a rubber stopper and crimp-sealed with an aluminum flip-off cap.

Each single-dose vial of TRODELVY delivers 180 mg sacituzumab govitecan-hziy, 77.3 mg 2-(N-morpholino) ethane sulfonic acid (MES), 1.8 mg polysorbate 80 and 154 mg trehalose dihydrate. Reconstitution with 20 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, results in a concentration of 10 mg/mL with a pH of 6.5.


12.1 Mechanism of Action

Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy is a Trop-2-directed antibody-drug conjugate. Sacituzumab is a humanized antibody that recognizes Trop-2. The small molecule, SN-38, is a topoisomerase I inhibitor, which is covalently attached to the antibody by a linker. Pharmacology data suggest that sacituzumab govitecan-hziy binds to Trop-2-expressing cancer cells and is internalized with the subsequent release of SN-38 via hydrolysis of the linker. SN-38 interacts with topoisomerase I and prevents re-ligation of topoisomerase I-induced single strand breaks. The resulting DNA damage leads to apoptosis and cell death. Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy decreased tumor growth in mouse xenograft models of triple-negative breast cancer.

12.2 Pharmacodynamics

The TRODELVY exposure-response relationships and pharmacodynamic time course for efficacy have not been fully characterized.

Cardiac electrophysiology

The maximum mean change from baseline was 9.7 msec (the upper bound of the two-sided 90% confidence interval is 16.8 msec) at the recommended dose. A positive exposure-response relationship was observed between QTc increases and SN-38 concentrations.

12.3 Pharmacokinetics

The serum pharmacokinetics of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy and SN-38 were evaluated in study IMMU132-05 in a population of mTNBC patients who received sacituzumab govitecan-hziy as a single agent at a dose of 10 mg/kg. The pharmacokinetic parameters of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy and free SN-38 are presented in Table 8.

Table 8: Summary of Mean PK Parameters (CV%) of Sacituzumab Govitecan-hziy and Free SN-38
Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy Free SN-38
Cmax : maximum plasma concentration
AUC0–168 : area under plasma concentration curve through 168 hours
Cmax [ng/mL] 240000 (22.2%) 90.6 (65.0%)
AUC0–168 [ng*h/mL] 5340000 (23.7%) 2730 (41.1%)


Based on population pharmacokinetic analysis, the central volume distribution of sacituzumab govetican-hziy is 2.96 L.


The mean half-life of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy and free SN-38 is 15.3 and 19.7 hours, respectively. Based on population pharmacokinetic analysis, the clearance of the sacituzumab govitecan-hziy is 0.14 L/h.


No metabolism studies with sacituzumab govitecan-hziy have been conducted. SN-38 (the small molecule moiety of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) is metabolized via UGT1A1. The glucuronide metabolite of SN-38 (SN-38G) was detectable in the serum of patients.

Specific Populations

Pharmacokinetic analyses in patients treated with TRODELVY (n=658) did not identify an effect of age, race, or mild renal impairment on the pharmacokinetics of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy. Renal elimination is known to contribute minimally to the excretion of SN-38, the small molecule moiety of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy. There are no data on the pharmacokinetics of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy in patients with moderate renal impairment or end-stage renal disease (CLcr ≤ 30 mL/min).

The exposure of sacituzumab govitecan-hziy is similar in patients with mild hepatic impairment (bilirubin ≤ULN and AST > ULN, or bilirubin >1.0 to <1.5 ULN and AST of any level; n=127) to patients with normal hepatic function (bilirubin or AST < ULN; n=529).

Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy exposure is unknown in patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment. SN-38 exposure may be elevated in such patients due to decreased hepatic UGT1A1 activity.

Drug Interaction Studies

No drug-drug interaction studies were conducted with sacituzumab govitecan-hziy or its components. Inhibitors or inducers of UGT1A1 are expected to increase or decrease SN-38 exposure, respectively [see Drug Interactions (7)]. provides trustworthy package insert and label information about marketed prescription drugs as submitted by manufacturers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Package information is not reviewed or updated separately by Every individual prescription drug label and package insert entry contains a unique identifier which can be used to secure further details directly from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and/or the FDA.

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