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NINLARO (ixazomib) is an antineoplastic agent. Ixazomib citrate, a prodrug, rapidly hydrolyzes under physiological conditions to its biologically active form, ixazomib. The chemical name of ixazomib citrate is 1,3,2-dioxaborolane-4,4-diacetic acid, 2-[(1R)-1-[[2-[(2,5dichlorobenzoyl)amino]acetyl]amino]-3-methylbutyl]-5-oxo-and the structural formula is:
The molecular formula for ixazomib citrate is C20H23BCl2N2O9 and its molecular weight is 517.12. Ixazomib citrate has one chiral center and is the R-stereoisomer. The solubility of ixazomib citrate in 0.1N HCl (pH 1.2) at 37°C is 0.61 mg/mL (reported as ixazomib). The solubility increases as the pH increases.
NINLARO (ixazomib) capsules for oral use contain 4, 3 or 2.3 mg of ixazomib equivalent to 5.7, 4.3 or 3.3 mg of ixazomib citrate, respectively. Inactive ingredients include microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, and talc. Capsule shells contain gelatin and titanium dioxide. The 4 mg capsule shell contains red and yellow iron oxide, the 3 mg capsule shell contains black iron oxide and the 2.3 mg capsule shell contains red iron oxide. The printing ink contains shellac, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, and black iron oxide.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/12/2016
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