|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||TazverikTM|
|Drug type||Methyltransferase inhibitor|
|How the drug is given||By mouth|
Indications and Usage
Tazemetostat is a methyltransferase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of:
- Adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma whose tumors are positive for an EZH2 mutation as detected by an FDA-approved test and who have received at least 2 prior systemic therapies.
- Adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma who have no satisfactory alternative treatment options.
These indications are approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate and duration of response. Continued approval for these indications may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial(s).
Side effects needing medical attention
The most common adverse reactions in patients with follicular lymphoma are fatigue, upper respiratory tract infection, musculoskeletal pain, nausea, and abdominal pain.