Bosutinib is a kinase inhibitor. The chemical name for bosutinib monohydrate is 3-Quinolinecarbonitrile, 4-[(2,4-dichloro-5-methoxyphenyl)amino]-6-methoxy-7-[3-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl) propoxy]-, hydrate (1:1). Its chemical formula is C26H29Cl2N5O3∙H2O (monohydrate); its molecular weight is 548.46 (monohydrate), equivalent to 530.46 (anhydrous). Bosutinib monohydrate has the following chemical structure:
Bosutinib monohydrate is a white to yellowish-tan powder. Bosutinib monohydrate has a pH dependent solubility across the physiological pH range. At or below pH 5, bosutinib monohydrate behaves as a highly soluble compound. Above pH 5, the solubility of bosutinib monohydrate reduces rapidly.
BOSULIF® (bosutinib) tablets are supplied for oral administration in 3 strengths: a 100 mg yellow, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet debossed with "Pfizer" on one side and "100" on the other; a 400 mg orange, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet debossed with "Pfizer" on one side and "400" on the other; and a 500 mg red, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet debossed with "Pfizer" on one side and "500" on the other.
Each 100 mg BOSULIF tablet contains 103.40 mg of bosutinib monohydrate, equivalent to 100 mg of bosutinib; each 400 mg BOSULIF tablet contains 413.60 mg of bosutinib monohydrate, equivalent to 400 mg of bosutinib; each 500 mg BOSULIF tablet contains 516.98 mg of bosutinib monohydrate, equivalent to 500 mg of bosutinib. The following inactive ingredients are included in the tablets: microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, poloxamer, povidone, magnesium stearate, polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, talc, and iron oxide yellow (for 100 mg, and 400 mg tablet) and iron oxide red (for 400 mg, and 500 mg tablet).