Mucositis may occur. If greater-than or equal to Grade 2 mucositis is observed, omit or modify dose. Patients should be instructed to take folic acid and receive vitamin B12 to potentially reduce treatment-related hematological toxicity and mucositis.
Fatal dermatologic reactions may occur. Dermatologic reactions may be progressive and increase in severity with further treatment. Patients with dermatologic reactions should be monitored closely, and if severe, FOLOTYN should be withheld or discontinued. Tumor lysis syndrome may occur. Monitor patients and treat if needed.
FOLOTYN can cause fetal harm. Women should avoid becoming pregnant while being treated with FOLOTYN and pregnant women should be informed of the potential harm to the fetus.
Use caution and monitor patients when administering FOLOTYN to patients with moderate to severe renal function impairment.Elevated liver function test abnormalities may occur and require monitoring. If liver function test abnormalities are greater-than or equal to Grade 3, omit or modify dose. Adverse Reactions The most common adverse reactions were mucositis (70%), thrombocytopenia (41%), nausea (40%), and fatigue (36%). The most common serious adverse events are pyrexia, mucositis, sepsis, febrile neutropenia, dehydration, dyspnea, and thrombocytopenia. Use in Specific Patient Population Nursing mothers should be advised to discontinue nursing or the drug, taking into consideration the importance of the drug to the mother. Drug Interactions Co-administration of drugs subject to renal clearance (e.g., probenecid, NSAIDs, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) may result in delayed renal clearance. Please see FOLOTYN ® Full Prescribing Information at www.FOLOTYN.com. This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations. Such forward-looking statements include statements relating to the ability of the Spectrum Pharmaceuticals to complete the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of April 4, 2012 (the “Merger Agreement”), including the Spectrum Pharmaceutical’s and Allos Therapeutics’ ability to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the tender offer and the other conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, the possibility of any termination of the Merger Agreement, and, if the transaction is completed, the success and strategic fit of the proposed combination of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Allos Therapeutics. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from current expectations because of risks associated with uncertainties as to the timing of the tender offer and the subsequent merger; uncertainties as to how many of Allos’ stockholders will tender their shares of common stock in the tender offer; the risk that competing offers or acquisition proposals will be made; the possibility that various conditions to the consummation of the offer or the merger may not be satisfied or waived, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the offer or the merger; and the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the tender offer or the merger may result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability. Spectrum Pharmaceuticals does not plan to update any such forward-looking statements and expressly disclaims any duty to update the information contained in this press release except as required by law. This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The tender offer is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, letter of transmittal, and related tender offer documents), which has been filed by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Sapphire Acquisition Sub, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on April 13, 2012. In addition, on April 13, 2012, Allos filed a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC related to the tender offer. Stockholders of Allos are strongly advised to read the tender offer statement and the related solicitation/recommendation statement because they contain important information that stockholders should consider before making any decision regarding tendering their shares. The tender offer statement and certain other offer documents, as well as the solicitation/recommendation statement, will be made available to all Allos stockholders at no expense to them. These documents will be available at no charge on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov . In addition, a copy of the tender offer statement will be made available free of charge to all stockholders of Allos who direct a request to MacKenzie Partners, Inc., the Information Agent for the offer, toll-free at (800) 322-2885.