Class/mechanism: Recombinant fusion protein between the Fc portion of human IgG1 and the extracellular domains of VEGF receptor 1 & 2 (VEGFR 1 & VEGFR 2), which binds VEGF-A and VEGF-B (vascular endothelial growth factor), as well as PGF (placental growth factor). By binding to and inhibiting these angiogenic growth factors, their neovascular activity, and vascular permeability, ziv-aflibercept inhibits tumor angiogenesis.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
- Brief patient counseling information is available in the Ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap) package insert.
- Ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap) patient drug information (UpToDate)
History of changes in FDA indication
- 8/31/2012: Initial FDA approval "in combination with 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, irinotecan - ( FOLFIRI), is indicated for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that is resistant to or has progressed following an oxaliplatin-containing regimen."
Also known as
- Generic names: aflibercept, VEGF trap
- Brand names: Eylea, Zaltrap