The name of the drugs belonging to this category end with “NIB” and all of them are effective when administered orally. Some of the important tyrosine kinase inhibitors are as following:
Used for chronic myeloid leukemia (can be remembered by the code “I N D”):
I - Imatinib
N - Nilotinib
D - Dasatinib
Imatinib is the DOC for CML.
Used in lung carcinoma. The name of the drugs can be remembered by the code “E C G”:
E - erlotinib
C - Ceritinib
G - Gefitinib
Used for Renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Drugs can be remembered by the code “P A S S”:
A - Axitinib
S - Sorafenib
S - Sunitinib
For hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the DOC is sorafenib.
For breast cancer, the DOC is lapatinib.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Drugs used can be remembered by the code “S I R”:
I - Imatinib
R - Regorafenib
Imatinib is the DOC for GIST.
This category of drugs is used in multiple myeloma.
The name of the drugs end with “ZOMIB” like:
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