Capmatinib (Tabrecta)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor, oral cMET inhibitor. Inhibits MET (mesenchymal-epithelial transition), including the mutant variant which results from exon 14 skipping. Cells with MET exon 14 skipping have a protein with a missing regulatory domain, which results in reduced negative regulation and therefore increased downstream MET signaling. Capmatinib was demonstrated to inhibit cancer cell growth driven by a mutant MET variant lacking exon 14.[1][2][3]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

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, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1]

Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

History of changes in EMA indication

  • 6/20/2022: Initial authorization

Also known as

  • Code names: INC280
  • Generic name: capmatinib
  • Brand names: Tabrecta