Darolutamide (Nubeqa)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Antiandrogen; non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor, non-steroidal antiandrogen (NSAA) that competitively inhibits androgens by binding to androgen receptors and exhibiting antitumor activity by blocking testosterone-induced nuclear translocation of androgen receptors.[1]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

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Diseases for which it is used

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 7/30/2019: Initial approval for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Also known as

  • Code name: BAY-1841788, ODM-201
  • Brand name: Nubeqa


  1. Moilanen AM, Riikonen R, Oksala R, Ravanti L, Aho E, Wohlfahrt G, Nykänen PS, Törmäkangas OP, Palvimo JJ, Kallio PJ. Discovery of ODM-201, a new-generation androgen receptor inhibitor targeting resistance mechanisms to androgen signaling-directed prostate cancer therapies. Sci Rep. 2015 Jul 3;5:12007. link to original article PubMed