Daptomycin intravenous

Drug Profile

Daptomycin intravenous

Alternative Names: Cubicin; daptomycin for injection; Deptomycin; LY-146032; MK-3009

Latest Information Update: 26 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Eli Lilly
  • Developer AstraZeneca; Banyu; Cubist Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co; Novartis; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada
  • Class Antibacterials; Cyclic peptides; Lipopeptides; Peptide antibiotics
  • Mechanism of Action Cell wall inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Bacteraemia; Bacterial endocarditis; Gram-positive infections; Skin and soft tissue infections; Staphylococcal infections
  • Phase III Osteomyelitis
  • Discontinued Community-acquired pneumonia; Urinary tract infections

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Oct 2017 Preregistration for Bacteraemia (In adolescents, In children, In infants) in European Union, European Union (IV)
  • 12 Oct 2017 The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommends approval of daptomycin for Bacteraemia (In Childrens, In Infants, In adolescents) in European Union
  • 01 Dec 2016 Cubist Pharmaceuticals completes a phase III trial in Osteomyelitis (In adolescents, In children, In infants) in USA, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Romania, Russia, Spain, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom (IV) (NCT01922011)
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