Niraparib (Zejula)

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General information

Class/mechanism: PARP inhibitor. Niraparib inhibits poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) enzymes PARP-1 and PARP-2, which are involved in DNA repair. Inhibiting PARP-1 and PARP-2 may result in formation of PARP-DNA complexes, DNA damage, apoptosis, and cell death. PARP proteins utilize base-excision repair (BER) to identify and repair single strand DNA breaks.[1][2][3][4]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1]

Diseases for which it is established (work in progress)

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication


History of changes in EMA indication

  • 2017-11-16: Initial marketing authorization as Zejula.

Also known as

  • Code name: MK4827
  • Brand name: Niranib, Zejula