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Vandetanib

Also known as Caprelsa

Vandetanib (INN, trade name Caprelsa) is an anti-cancer drug that is used for the treatment of certain tumours of the thyroid gland. It acts as a kinase inhibitor of a number of cell receptors, mainly the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and the RET-tyrosine kinase. The drug was developed by AstraZeneca.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed vandetanib to treat rabies, blastomycosis, west nile virus, and pick disease.

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