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Mechanism of action
Inhibits the enzyme MAPK kinase (MEK), specifically the MEK1 and MEK2 subtypes of the enzyme.
Diseases for which it is used
History of changes in FDA indication
Note: this is not an antineoplastic indication. This drug does have some preliminary data in cancer settings.
- 4/10/2020: Approved for pediatric patients, 2 years of age and older, with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) who have symptomatic, inoperable plexiform neurofibromas (PN).
Also known as
- Code name: AZD6244
- Brand name: Koselugo