Retevmo FDA Approval History
Last updated by Judith Stewart, BPharm on Oct 2, 2022.
FDA Approved: Yes (First approved May 8, 2020)
Brand name: Retevmo
Generic name: selpercatinib
Dosage form: Capsules
Company: Eli Lilly and Company
Treatment for: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Solid Tumors
Retevmo (selpercatinib) is a kinase inhibitor used for the treatment of certain cancers caused by abnormal RET genes.
- Retevmo is indicated for the treatment of:
- Adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a rearranged during transfection (RET) gene fusion, as detected by an FDA-approved test.
- Adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with advanced or metastatic medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) with a RET mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test, who require systemic therapy.
- Adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and older with advanced or metastatic thyroid cancer with a RET gene fusion, as detected by an FDA-approved test, who require systemic therapy and who are radioactive iodine-refractory (if radioactive iodine is appropriate).
- Adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors with a RET gene fusion that have progressed on or following prior systemic treatment or who have no satisfactory alternative treatment options.This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate and duration of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trial(s).
- Retevmo capsules are administered orally, twice daily.
- Warnings and precautions associated with Retevmo include hepatotoxicity, interstitial lung disease (ILD)/pneumonitis, hypertension, QT interval prolongation, hemorrhagic events, hypersensitivity reactions, tumor lysis syndrome, risk of impaired wound healing, hypothyroidism, and embryo-fetal toxicity.
- Common adverse reactions include edema, diarrhea, fatigue, dry mouth, hypertension, abdominal pain, constipation, rash, nausea, and headache. Common laboratory abnormalities include decreased lymphocytes, increased alanine aminotransferase (ALT), increased aspartate aminotransferase (AST), decreased sodium, and decreased calcium.
Development timeline for Retevmo
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