Furmonertinib (Ivesa)

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Mechanism of action

From the NCI Drug Dictionary: The mesylate salt form of alflutinib, an orally available selective inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutant form T790M, with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration, alflutinib specifically binds to and inhibits the tyrosine kinase activity of EGFR T790M, a secondarily acquired resistance mutation. This prevents EGFR T790M-mediated signaling and leads to cell death in EGFR T790M-expressing tumor cells. EGFR, a receptor tyrosine kinase that is mutated in many tumor cell types, plays a key role in tumor cell proliferation and tumor vascularization. Compared to some other EGFR inhibitors, alflutinib may have therapeutic benefits in tumors with T790M-mediated drug resistance.
Route: PO

Diseases for which it is used

History of changes in NMPA indication

  • 2021-03-03: Initial approval for the treatment (second-line) of the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR sensitive mutation and EGFR T790M drug-resistant mutation.

Also known as

  • Code names: ASK-120067, AST-2818
  • Generic names: alflutinib, alflutinib mesylate, furmonertinib mesylate
  • Brand name: Ivesa