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What is Ninlaro used for?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Jan 25, 2023.

Official answer


Ninlaro (ixazomib citrate) is a proteasome inhibitor used to treat patients with multiple myleoma. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer of the bone marrow, which occurs when plasma cells grow uncontrolled.

Ninlaro comes in the from of a capsule. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specifically approved Ninlaro for use in combination with a thalidomide analog called lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone, a corticosteroid. Ninlaro is used in multiple myleoma patients who have received at least one prior therapy.

Ninlaro works by preventing the break down of all the 'garbage' proteins that myeloma cell generate, which leads to them building up and killing the myeloma cells.

Ninlaro is made by Takeda.


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