Drug Profile


Alternative Names: A 4166; AY 4166; Fastic; Glinate; Nategurinide; SDZ DJN 608; Senaglinide; Starlix; Starsis; YM 026

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Ajinomoto
  • Developer Ajinomoto; Astellas Pharma; Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Novartis
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Aromatic amino acids; Cyclohexanes; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Potassium channel antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 11 Jul 2016 Generic equivalent approved in USA for Type-2 diabetes mellitus
  • 13 Jun 2016 No development reported - Phase-III for Type-2 diabetes mellitus (Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in Japan (PO)
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