Chemical formula: C₂₂H₁₈N₄OS  Molecular mass: 386.47 g/mol  PubChem compound: 6450551

Active ingredient description

Axitinib is a potent and selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR)-1, VEGFR-2 and VEGFR-3. These receptors are implicated in pathologic angiogenesis, tumour growth, and metastatic progression of cancer. Axitinib has been shown to potently inhibit VEGF-mediated endothelial cell proliferation and survival.

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 Classification
L01EK01 Axitinib L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L01 Antineoplastic agents → L01E Protein kinase inhibitors → L01EK Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors
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Product monographs

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

Title Information Source Document Type  
INLYTA Film-coated tablet European Medicines Agency (EU) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 319460-85-0
DrugBank Drug: DB06626
KEGG Drug: D03218
PubChem Compound: 6450551
RxNorm Ingredient: 1242999
SNOMED-CT Concept: 427882000
Axitinib (substance)
UNII Identifier: C9LVQ0YUXG


Axitinib is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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