Copiktra is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). Copiktra is indicated in cases where leukemia has relapsed or failed at least two previous therapies. Copiktra is also referred to by its drug name, Duvelisib.
Copiktra is used as targeted therapy for leukemia. Copiktra is a member of a class of drugs called kinase inhibitors. Copiktra is believed to work by inhibiting cell growth.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Copiktra is taken orally twice a day.
Copiktra comes in the form of a capsule.
The FDA-approved label for Copiktra lists common side effects including fever, fatigue, cough, upper respiratory infection, pain in the muscles or bones, nausea, diarrhea, intestinal inflammation, rash, and low blood cell counts.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Copiktra include liver damage, fetal harm in pregnant women, and life-threatening infections, skin reactions, gastrointestinal inflammation, and lung inflammation.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Copiktra – Verastem Oncology
CLL: Chemotherapy and Drug Therapy – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society