Active ingredient description

Apalutamide is an orally administered, selective Androgen Receptor (AR) inhibitor that binds directly to the ligand-binding domain of the AR. Apalutamide treatment decreases tumor cell proliferation and increases apoptosis leading to potent antitumor activity.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L02 Endocrine therapy → L02B Hormone antagonists and related agents → L02BB Anti-androgens
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₂₁H₁₅F₄N₅O₂S
Molecular mass: 477.44 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 956104-40-8
DrugBank Drug: DB11901
PubChem Compound: 24872560
RxNorm Ingredient: 1999574
SNOMED-CT Concept: 766972001
Apalutamide (substance)
UNII Identifier: 4T36H88UA7


Apalutamide is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Canada (CA)

Cyprus (CY)

Ecuador (EC)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

Netherlands (NL)

New Zealand (NZ)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

Spain (ES)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

While we strive to include the brand names of medicines across all countries, our index remains incomplete. Therefore, it is possible that this medicine may also be marketed under different names in other countries.