Bevacizumab-adcd (Vegzelga)

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Note: this is an FDA-approved biosimilar. The information below is reproduced from the Bevacizumab (Avastin) page, except for the details of FDA indication and the references.

General information

Class/mechanism: Monoclonal antibody that inhibits angiogenesis by binding VEGF and preventing the interaction of VEGF with its receptors (Flt-1 and KDR) on the surface of endothelial cells.
Route: IV
Extravasation: neutral

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, Medscape,UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.

Diseases for which it is used

History of changes in FDA indication

Also known as

  • Code name: CT-P16
  • Brand name: Vegzelga


  1. CT-P16 3.1: Verschraegen C, Andric Z, Moiseenko F, Makharadze T, Shevnya S, Oleksiienko A, YaƱez Ruiz E, Kim S, Ahn K, Park T, Park S, Ju H, Ohe Y. Candidate Bevacizumab Biosimilar CT-P16 versus European Union Reference Bevacizumab in Patients with Metastatic or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. BioDrugs. 2022 Nov;36(6):749-760. Epub 2022 Sep 28. link to original article PubMed NCT03676192