Osimertinib (Tagrisso)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Mutant-selective EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Osimertinib preferentially binds irreversibly to certain mutant forms of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) (T790M, L858R, and exon 19 deletion) at approximately 9-times lower concentrations than wild-type. Two pharmacologically-active metabolites of osimertinib, AZ7550 and AZ5104, also emerge at about 10% the level of osimertinib. AZ7550 had similar potency to osimertinib. AZ5104 had about 8-times greater potency against exon 19 deletion and T790M mutants than osimertinib and 15-times greater potency against wild-type EGFR. Osimertinib also inhibits activity of HER2, HER3, HER4, ACK1, and BLK.[1][2][3]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

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Resistance mechanisms

Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

History of changes in EMA indication

  • 2/1/2016: Initial marketing authorization as Tagrisso.

Also known as

  • Code name: AZD9291
  • Brand name: Osimert, Tagrisso, Tagrix