Class/mechanism: Spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor. The main metabolite of fostamatinib is R406, which reduces antibody-mediated destruction of platelets. R406 also inhibits signal transduction of Fc-activating receptors and B-cell receptor.
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
History of changes in FDA indication
- 4/17/2018: Granted FDA regular approval "for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to a previous treatment."
Also known as
- Code names: R788, R935788
- Brand name: Tavalisse
- Fostamatinib (Tavalisse) package insert
- Fostamatinib (Tavalisse) package insert (locally hosted backup)
- Tavalisse manufacturer's website
- Podolanczuk A, Lazarus AH, Crow AR, Grossbard E, Bussel JB. Of mice and men: an open-label pilot study for treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura by an inhibitor of Syk. Blood. 2009 Apr 2;113(14):3154-60. link to original article PubMed
- Newland A, Lee EJ, McDonald V, Bussel JB. Fostamatinib for persistent/chronic adult immune thrombocytopenia. Immunotherapy. 2018 Jan;10(1):9-25. link to original article PubMed