Pyrotinib (Irene)

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General information

Class/mechanism from the NCI Drug Dictionary: An orally bioavailable, dual kinase inhibitor of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR or HER-1) and the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (ErbB2 or HER-2), with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon oral administration, pyrotinib binds to and inhibits both EGFR and HER2, which may result in the inhibition of tumor growth and angiogenesis, and tumor regression in EGFR/HER2-expressing tumor cells.
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

Diseases for which it is used

History of changes in NMPA indication

  • 2018-08-22: Initial conditional authorization

Also known as

  • Code name: SHR-1258
  • Brand name: Irene