Product InformationRegistration Status: Active
ZAVEDOS CAPSULE 25mg is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 1998-08-09. It is marketed by PFIZER PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN09973P.
This product contains Idarubicin 25mg in the form of CAPSULE. It is approved for ORAL use.
This product is manufactured by NerPharMa S.r.l. in ITALY.
It is a Prescription Only Medicine that can only be obtained from a doctor or a dentist, or a pharmacist with a prescription from a Singapore-registered doctor or dentist.
An orally administered anthracycline antineoplastic. The compound has shown activity against breast cancer, lymphomas and leukemias, together with the potential for reduced cardiac toxicity. [PubChem]
For the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults. This includes French-American-British (FAB) classifications M1 through M7.
Mechanism of Action
Idarubicin has antimitotic and cytotoxic activity through a number of proposed mechanisms of action: Idarubicin forms complexes with DNA by intercalation between base pairs, and it inhibits topoisomerase II activity by stabilizing the DNA-topoisomerase II complex, preventing the religation portion of the ligation-religation reaction that topoisomerase II catalyzes.
(1S,3S)-3-Acetyl-3,5,12-trihydroxy-6,11-dioxo-1,2,3,4,6,11-hexahydronaphthacen-1-yl 3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-alpha-L-lyxo-hexopyranoside | 4-Demethoxydaunomycin | 4-Demethoxydaunorubicin | 5,12-Naphthacenedione, 9-acetyl-7-((3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-alpha-L-lyxo-hexopyranosyl)oxy)-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,9,11-trihydroxy-, (7S-cis)- | Idarubicina | Idarubicine | Idarubicinum | Idarubicin |
Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.