Lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan (Pluvicto)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Radioligand therapeutic agent. The radionucleotide lutetium-177 is linked to vipivotide tetraxetan, which binds to PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen), a transmembrane protein that is expressed in prostate cancer. Binding of lutetium Lu 177 vipivotide tetraxetan to PSMA-positive cells results in delivery of beta-minus radiation, resulting in DNA damage and cell death. Lutetium 177's half-life is 6.647 days.[1][2][3]
Route: IV
Extravasation: no information

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Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 3/23/2022: FDA approved for the treatment of adult patients with prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who have been treated with androgen receptor (AR) pathway inhibition and taxane-based chemotherapy. (Based on VISIONPrCA)

History of changes in EMA indication

Also known as

  • Generic names: Lutetium-177-PSMA-617, Lutetium PSMA
  • Brand name: Pluvicto

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