Drug Profile


Alternative Names: ALP 201; BLA 857; Farom; Faropenem sodium; Fropenem; FRPM; RU 67655; SUN 5555; SY 5555; WY 49605; YM 044

Latest Information Update: 01 Aug 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Asubio Pharma
  • Developer Maruho
  • Class Antibacterials; Beta-lactams; Small molecules
  • 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 Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Bacterial infections
  • Clinical Phase Unknown Otitis media

Most Recent Events

  • 31 Mar 2015 Maruho and Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital complete a clinical pharmacokinetics trial in Otitis media (Chronic) in Japan (PO) (UMIN000014510)
  • 16 Sep 2005 Daiichi Suntory Pharma has been acquired by Daiichi Pharmaceutical
  • 11 Apr 2005 Yamanouchi has merged with Fujisawa to form Astellas Pharma
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