Class/mechanism: Taxane, promotes assembly of microtubules, stablizes microtubules, preventing depolymerization, inhibiting interphase/mitosis processes.
Extravasation: no information
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Patient drug information
History of changes in FDA indication
- 6/17/2010: Initial FDA approval "in combination with prednisone for treatment of patients with hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing treatment regimen."
- 9/14/2017: FDA approved a lower dose (20 mg/m2 every 3 weeks) in combination with prednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing treatment regimen.
Also known as
- Code names: XRP6258, TXD258, RPR116258A
- Brand name: Jevtana