Dacomitinib (Vizimpro)

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Mechanism of action

From the NCI Drug Dictionary: An orally bioavailable, highly selective, second-generation small-molecule inhibitor of the pan-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family of tyrosine kinases (ErbB family) with potential antineoplastic activity. Dacomitinib specifically and irreversibly binds to and inhibits human EGFR subtypes, resulting in inhibition of proliferation and induction of apoptosis in EGFR-expressing tumor cells.

Diseases for which it is approved

History of changes in FDA indication

History of changes in EMA indication

  • 2019-04-02: Initial authorization
  • Uncertain date: Vizimpro, as monotherapy, is indicated for the first-line treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activating mutations.

History of changes in Health Canada indication

  • 2019-02-26: Initial notice of compliance for the first-line treatment of adult patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with confirmed epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletion or exon 21 L858R substitution mutations.
  • 2022-06-09: Drug withdrawn

History of changes in PMDA indication

Patient Drug Information

Also known as

  • Code name: PF-00299804
  • Brand name: Vizimpro