Keytruda Approval History
- FDA approved: Yes (First approved September 4th, 2014)
- Brand name: Keytruda
- Generic name: pembrolizumab
- Dosage form: for Injection
- Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
- Treatment for: Melanoma, Metastatic, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer
Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a human PD-1 (programmed death receptor-1)-blocking antibody indicated for the treatment of metastatic melanoma, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Keytruda
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.