Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Caprelsa

Descriptions


Vandetanib is used to treat medullary thyroid cancer that cannot be treated with surgery or that has already spread to different parts of the body.

This medicine is available only under a registered distribution program called Vandetanib REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) Program. You will be asked to sign a form before you take this medicine. This form tells you about the benefits and risks of using this medicine. Make sure you understand what is on the form before you sign it.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, vandetanib is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Non-small cell lung cancer, locally advanced or metastatic (cancer that has already spread), after failure of first- or second-line cancer treatment (chemotherapy).

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet